I’m blessed to have a 4-day work week, at least most weeks, so I’m home with the kids on most Fridays. With three kids 4 years of age or younger, I never quite know what we are going to get ourselves into. This particular Friday, not that long ago, was a doozy! Our youngest, Charlie, was just 6 or 7 months old at the time, and he was in a phase where he refused to be put down. He wanted to be held 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ideally, it would be his mom holding him, of course, but if mom was not around, the next most trusted adult would have to suffice, and this particular Friday, it was me! Now, because their little brother was getting all of this “daddy time,” my two daughters decided that whining and crying would be the way they would get daddy’s attention too. And, to top it off, they must have contrived a strategy together, because they, too, wanted to be held all day long. I cannot say I am totally complaining about that, God knows how much I love my cuddle time with my children, but I was spent on this Friday. I had been carrying a 4 year old, a 2 year old, and a chunky baby all day. My arms were tired, and I was tired. My middle daughter, who was 2 at the time, woke up from her nap whining as she approached the top of the stairs. I was downstairs with the other two kids, when she started calling for me. So Charlie and I went to the stairs and walked up halfway to greet her. That’s when it happened. She reached for me and lunged forward. I was not prepared, and I am not the greatest at one armed grabs, but only by God’s grace, my Gold Glove abilities were showcased because I snatched her mid-air with no harm done. As I carried both children down the stairs, I remember being amazed at how much she trusted me. She had more faith in me than I had in myself! She saw the screaming baby in my arms and my fatigue from a long day, but she trusted. If there was one thing in life she was certain of, it was that Daddy would always catch her. This realization was a stark reminder of the certainty that I need to have. Just like Peter, who while walking on water, started to notice the winds and began to sink, it is easy for me to get distracted by the things around me, and to sink in self-doubt and worry. But just like Peter, when I lose sight of what is in front me, God is always right there to snatch me up. He is always there to reassure me in my doubts, but more importantly, He is always there to catch me when I fall. We simply need the certainty that when we step up or step out and take risks, it will be impossible to fall! My Heavenly Father will be right there, Gold Glove and all, to catch me even when He’s carrying other whining babies too. All I need is the certainty necessary to take the step!