A couple years ago, one of my professors gave us the assignment to choose a movie clip that visually and emotionally helped conceptualize what helped us to push through difficult circumstances in life. Immediately, I knew which clip I would choose. Living in a household with my five sons, we watch a lot of super-hero films, and one scene in one particular “Superman” always has stood out to me, and moved my emotions as it resonates so deeply with how I have weathered the storms of my life. As I googled looking for the clip, ironically the clip was titled, “The world’s too big, mom.” See, in my life there have been major storms I’ve weathered, disappointments that have cut so deep, gut-wrenching pains that seemed too big to face… fears that left me wanting to hide away. Feeling like a little helpless child that doesn’t know what to do, faced with big people decisions that I don’t want to face. I’ve called out to my Father during some of these moments, “It’s too big. It’s too difficult. The darkness is too much. Where are you?”
And, He’s always there.
He’s always reminding me in so many ways that He only needs me to take the next step, and even then He will give me the strength and light needed for that next little step. Not simply giving me more strength…. He is my strength. Make it small. What are you facing today? Breathe in, breathe out. Seek Him. Read His words to you. Rely on Him. Hear His whisper. He will get you from this moment to the next. The world is big. The world can feel overwhelming. I may feel very small and frail some days, but my Father is strong, good, full of love for me, and an ever-present help.
Man of Steel (2013)