Have you ever been to the dentist? What a traumatic experience it can be! You’re lying back in the dentist’s chair with mouth open wide. You have no where to go. You can’t speak and your discomfort is certainly not being eased by the dentist’s off-key rendition of Broadway show tunes. You could close your eyes and imagine a gentle brook babbling in the midst of a lush green field but the thought of sharp metallic instruments prodding your teeth and gums encourages an alertness like you’ve never experienced. You have nothing to do but look up.
There are many times in life when we find ourselves in the dentist’s chair – vulnerable and helpless while being prodded by the antics of the world. We search for escape but the realities of the situation seem to hold us hostage with no where to go and no where to look … but up.
What better direction to look!
Look up to the One who already knows our troubles and needs.
Look up to the One who can give us comfort and relieve our pain in times of distress.
Look up to the One who holds tomorrow and all of life in the palm of His hand. He is our answer. He is our help.
So when you find yourself in the dentist’s chair of life,
Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Psalm 33:20 – We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
John 16:33 – “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – Jesus