“He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; the Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life.” Psalm 121: 3, 7
“Softness you can feel, comfort you can count on, quality you can trust…YOU deserve the best.”
I chuckled to myself as I saw this.
An ad in a magazine? A commercial on TV? A radio ad? No to all.
A hospital gown? Yes…really!
Changing into one of the most uncomfortable articles of clothing–a hospital gown–for one of the most uncomfortable procedures for a woman–a mammogram–I read these words on the sealed package. The package also read, “We want you to have an outstanding patient experience, so please enjoy this gown that was chosen especially for you.”
I almost laughed out loud! I’ve never thought of a hospital gown as an article of clothing that makes me a fashionista, especially if you add the lovely non-skid socks that often accompany the gown. And comfort? You have to be a contortionist to reach the ties in the back of the gown to keep a large draft from exposing parts of your body that no one should see.
Unlike hospital gowns that vary from one facility to the next, you can count on God to bring you comfort, a soft landing, and His best when you need it.
When in pain, He sees you through the next hour…then the next.
When weary, He provides rest and His strength when you need to keep going.
When lonely, He surrounds you like a blanket with “softness you can feel.”
When you stumble, He will not let your foot slip.
Jesus is “softness you can feel, comfort you can count on, quality you can trust.” He also knows you deserve the best—His grace and mercy—and gives that freely.
This is Jackie…#livingwithhopethroughchronicillness
Lord, I’m so grateful that you do not slumber and can be with me when I can’t sleep because of anxiety, pain, uncertainty, or loneliness. Please open my eyes and heart so I can see and feel your comfort at any hour of the day. Amen.
A question for you:
Where has God given you moments in the midst of your chronic illness and pain when you’ve smiled to yourself, chuckled, or laughed out loud? Please share in the comments below.