Chelsea Keener // Heirs

As I was setting my little one down on the floor, he began to scream and cry. I just wanted to clean up the house a bit, but my little one was not having it. So I bent down to pick him up, and he stopped crying. I waited a few minutes before trying to set him down again and of course, he started crying again. So I picked him up and sat down with him in my lap and everything was good.

As I sat there, I realized that he was only satisfied being in my arms. Suddenly the picture was crystal clear. I walk around everyday with my complaints, fears, doubts, troubles, and stress, and my Heavenly Father is waiting for me to look up to Him so that He can scoop me up in His arms to just sit there for as long as I need. My little guy was only satisfied if he was in my arms. Oh, how I strive to be like the Father and give grace to just be there for my little one as long as he needs me. How true for our lives that we too should only be satisfied in the Father’s arms.

As a mom, I only wanted to get the house clean and let him cry for just a moment while I got the work done. My sinful nature was trying to take over. It was a moment where I just needed to set aside my agenda and be with my son. The Father is so forgiving and is always there to sit and wait for us and with us. No matter what is creating the stress in our lives or the tension on how to spend our time, God wants to meet with us. He wants to calm our chaos.

  • Read Psalm 27:4-5 and Psalm 27:7-8.
  • What will it take to remind you that the Father is right there waiting for you in the midst of the chaos?
  • Why is it so hard for us to remember that He is just right there?

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// Chelsea

Chelsea has been married to her wonderful husband, Joey, for five years. They met in college at Troy University and have a ten-month old boy, Easton. Chelsea is the Children’s Director at Covenant United Methodist Church. She loves to play sports, craft, build things, and be around family and friends. Chelsea enjoys working with kids on a weekly basis and teaching them about Jesus.