The definition of untether is to release or set free from a tether. I don’t know about you, but I don’t enjoy feeling trapped. I often experience anxiety just thinking about being stuck in a situation or being over committed and my heart encourages me to run. These anxious moments can lead me to forget that God is there waiting for me to turn to Him and grab His hand.
Have you ever thought about God being like a tether? He lets us fall and roam, but He’s always there waiting to be acknowledged and ready to accomplish His purpose to bring us back to the center of His presence.
“For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” – Isaiah 41:13
Have you ever been in the middle of a trial and wondered why God is allowing this to happen? I sure have and although I trust He will make good of it, sadness and disappointment still creep in. Then our emotions begin to play tricks, blinding us to the truth and controlling every thought. I begin to wonder how God can help me. If I haven’t spent the time praying or meditating on His word, why would He show up in my life? Then things shift, it might be instantly or gradually, but circumstances change. Our life is like a fast-paced game of tetherball.
“The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18
We can all stray and lose our way. It might happen from a tragedy or perhaps we just get busy and stop spending time with God. It happens. But God is always there. He’s the tether that will bring us back to Him – our center.
“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” – Colossians 1:17