There are times when it is good to be assured. In the absence of assurance, my natural tendencies turn towards the worst outcome. With the turn, I can feel Hope running away, dark clouds arriving, and a sense of desperation growing within me. Externally, the best way to describe the process is tiredness. I am tired of hearing the doubt’s voice dragging me down. It is difficult to respond to the negative whispers hiding within me. It seems as though a recurring fatigue is taxing the source of my energy.
Having experienced this loop before, I know how powerful the touch of assurance is. It is as everything changes in a single moment. Doubts vanish. Hope pushes tiredness aside. If feels as though I have been infused with fresh energy.
Life like to remind me that assurance is here if I am willing to see it. If I begin by asking and expecting a positive answer, my senses will move to high alert. There are many ways one can kick off the process. David way was direct and to the point. “Get ready to throw the spear, aim the javelin, at the people who are out to get me. Reassure me; let me hear you say, ‘I’ll save you.’” (Psalm 35.3)
The examples set by others can different. Regardless of the method of choice, the point is to ask! In doing so, we invite others to become part of our journey, sharing the load. The secondary benefit is equally important. We look, find, and are changed by the process.
Even as I began writing this thought, my mobile chirped and a text message came in offering me words of assurance. The timing was a trigger that reinforced the transformational role others have in my life. I am richer for the other. I am stronger because of the other. I am again changed, different for the experience.
I have no idea what this day will bring. I anticipate others will push and bully. Doubts will grow; evil will try to dominate. Assurance, given or received, is divine.