Better than band-aids

How often I have wanted to gather you children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me. Matt 23:37b

We all have our own emotional band-aids which may make us feel better temporarily but are actually counter-productive. Just because what we do offers relief from the sadness, boredom, or fear we’re experiencing at the moment, that doesn’t mean we’re fixing the problem. Leaning in to the comfort and protection of God offers real change and long-term satisfaction.

Lord, show me how to accept your help and protection.