Sometimes Life’s a Rodeo
Ever land face down in the dirt and wonder what hit you and why you didn’t see it coming?
Yeah, me too. That’s when I realize the old phrase, “It’s a jungle out there,” just isn’t true.
It’s a rodeo out there.
Even if we don’t sign up to enter the bronc riding or the wild-cow milking—and most women don’t—life still swings the gate wide the moment we step into the arena.
My life as the wife of a rodeo clown and barrelman gave me a front-row seat on what it means to be pummeled. But no matter how hard the bulls hit my husband’s red, white, and blue clown barrel, he always climbed out safe at the end of the performance because he was prepared.
It’s not so different with Jesus. He knew what we’d be facing and He gave us a heads-up.
Jesus knows. What amazing comfort I find in those two little words. He relates. He gets it. And He’s there to help me get back up and on my feet again.
The next time you’re reeling from an unexpected hit, remember that Jesus is with you. He loves you. And He’s faithful to help you if you will let Him.
We are hard pressed on every side,
but not crushed.
2 Corinthians 4:8 NIV
Davalynn Spencer, who has a whole trailer load of rodeo-related devotions, writes inspirational Western romance, historical and contemporary. She makes her home on Colorado’s Front Range with her handsome cowboy and their Queensland heeler, Blue. You’ll find her online #lovingthecowboy at www.davalynnspencer.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.