When my spirit faints within me, you know my way!
Psalm 142:3 (ESV)
Goats are interesting creatures to begin with, but the ones afflicted with myotonia congenita are especially fascinating. You may not be familiar with the clinical term, but you likely have seen the videos. The so-called “fainting goats” are an internet sensation. When frightened or startled, these goats don’t run away, but simply seize up and fall over. It’s a genetic condition that is generally harmless to goats living in captivity and humorous for those watching. But it’s conversely a lethal malady for goats living among predators. If a goat is being chased by something that wants to eat it, fainting is probably not the most effective response.
How many times in life do you freeze up – not really knowing where to turn or which way to run? These are the moments to be glad you can trust in your Savior. He knows the way and will protect you from danger. Falling helpless into the care of your Lord is a better option, actually, than relying on your own abilities, because His strength is made perfect in your weakness.
What dangers and fears are confronting your family today? As you lead your loved ones today, don’t worry that you don’t have all the solutions—just be sure that together, you are trusting completely in the One who keeps you safe in His loving arms.
Today’s One Thing
What causes you to “freeze up?” Ask God to give you opportunities to work on that weakness, develop greater trust and renewed courage.
II Corinthians 12:1-10; Acts 2:25-28