We recently went on a short overnight trip. This trip was made with much trepidation as we were not sure how our Hidden Treasure would fare in this unfamiliar environment. If it was to be anything like those hotel nights in Eastern Europe or the first few months here at home...well, it was gonna be rough.
As bedtime drew near, I laid out her familiar items and readied her for bed. I knew that darkness in an unfamiliar environment was ahead, but she didn't. I hated that I had no way to prepare her for what lay ahead.
She took my hand and trusted me as I led her to her little palate filled with comfort items. As she lay there in the dark, staring around at whatever her eyes could make out, I could see her struggling with this dark, new place. I sat by her side silently asking her to trust me and relax enough to feel safe no matter what. This was big and I knew it was hard. Her internal wrestling match was almost tangible.
Slowly, I began to see which way the tide was turning. Her body began to relax as she fell into slumber...and she slept through the whole night. I realized then that we were enough. We are finally at a place where we were enough to make her feel safe no matter the environment.
Watching her, it struck me how it can be like that for us. Sometimes God leads us into dark, unfamiliar places and quietly sits by our side asking us to trust Him enough to relax because He can see the bigger picture. No matter how little we can see, how strange the noises sound or how scared we are...He's asking us to trust that He is enough.