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Addie girl is flexing her independence. Oftentimes, she would prefer to run and explore vs hold my hand, even on the times when holding my hand is necessary. As her mama, it’s painful to watch her fall (hello, first of many skinned knees), but it is just part of allowing her to realize that in some areas of her life, she needs mama. And when she refuses my help, things hurt.
I wonder if Jesus feels this way with me? Sometimes I insist on doing things my way and don’t want to hold His hand and walk with Him. He can see the stumble coming, but in His love He allows me my free will. I am so thankful that just like I am to my sweet girl, I have a loving Father who rushes to pick me up, heal my hurt and place me back on course. My prayer is that I can learn to hold His hand as I travel through life.