Summary: Let the everlasting arms of God comfort and lift you higher.
Text: Isaiah 46:3-4 “Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all you who remain of the house of Israel, you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have CARRIED since your birth. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you and I WILL CARRY YOU; I will sustain you and I will rescue you”.
God has a word for you. His word to you is that I WLL CARRY YOU. Isaiah 46:3-4 tells us that from the day we are born till we are old and gray, God will carry us. We can never get to an age where we don’t need to be carried by God. We can never get to a position in life that we don’t need God to carry us. We can never get to a point where we are so anointed that we don’t need to be carried by God. Even when everything seems to be going on well for us, we still need to be carried by God. To understand and fully appreciate what it means when God says I WILL CARRY YOU, let’s look at what happens when a child is carried.
We may not all be parents, but most of us if not all of us, have at some point carried a child or seen a child being carried. We carry children for different reasons, we also carry children in different ways:
1. FOR COMFORT
The most common reason why we carry children is to comfort them. When a little child is hungry, the child cries. When the child is uncomfortable because his pampers is wet, the child cries. When a child is in pain maybe because he hit his arm, the child cries. At such times, when we carry the child, we are trying to comfort the child; to ease the child’s pain. As God’s word goes forth today, He will carry you and you will be comforted; your tears will be wiped away, your burdens lifted and God will remove the pain in your heart.
2. TO TRANSPORT THEM OR MOVE THEM AROUND
This is another reason why we carry little children. At that tender age before a child can walk, the child needs someone to carry him and move him from place to place. I speak into your life that God is going to carry you today and as He carries you, He will move you from where you are to where you ought to be. He will move you from the level you are, to a much higher level.
3. FOR BONDING AND CLOSENESS
A third reason why we carry children is for bonding; to develop a close relationship with them. Sometimes when a mother carries her child, it isn’t because the child is in pain and needs to be comforted. It isn’t because she wants to take her child anywhere or move her child around. Sometimes, a mother carries her child simply because she wants to feel close to her child. She wants to have a close relationship with her child; she wants to bond with her child. God will carry you and like never before, you will draw close to God and start enjoying an intimate relationship with God.
4. FOR FUN AND EXCITEMENT
The fourth reason I want to mention why we carry children is just for fun; to play with them. Many of us have done this before or have seen someone do this. You take a little child, throw the child in the air, and then catch the child. A lot of children love this. When you do this, the child is having so much fun. Today, God will carry you and you will have a reason to laugh. God will carry you and something exciting will happen in your life. His word to us is I WILL CARRY YOU. Take Him by His word and you will be comforted, you will move to a higher level, your relationship with God will be deepened, and He will put laughter in your mouth.
HOW DOES GOD CARRY HIS CHILDREN?
Just like a mother carries her child in different ways, the same applies to God. A mother can cuddle her child, rock her child, back her child, or lap her child. God too has different ways of carrying us. I discovered from Exodus 19:4 that when you have been through a very difficult and trying time, when you have been on a particular level for so long, when God wants to do a new thing in your life, He carries you ON EAGLES WINGS. Exodus 19:4 tells us of how after many years of hardship and oppression, God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt by carrying them on eagles wings. There are four significant things that happen in a person’s life when God carries one on eagles wings and these four things will happen in your life in Jesus name, amen.