I learned a simple phrase from the queen of posing, Sue Bryce. She is the one who taught me to pose women with confidence, to pose myself. I know that I can make a woman feel beautiful in her photos by posing them properly. But it isn’t just the pose; it is the trust that her client has in me.
And when they look at me and say, “I never like myself in pictures,” I will look them in the eye and simply say, “I’ve got you.”
I know their fears, their concerns. I know I can bring out their beauty, their confidence. They can trust me. And this one phrase sums it up.
That phrase stood out in Scotty Smith’s blog post this morning: Knowing when you say, “I’ve got this one,” you’re talking about everything … this assurance gives us a joy that can’t be found anywhere else. I can do my job with confidence because I have experience and I know what I’m doing. But the Lord has it all– there is nothing outside of his reach, outside of his love for me.
As one of the psalmists said, I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. (Psalm 89:1-2) There is nothing I am currently encountering that is outside of God’s care and provision. I can trust him. His faithfulness is one of the principles of the universe.
He’s got me.
I can live with assurance because He’s got me. I can serve others because He’s got me. I can forgive, give grace, extend mercy, because HE’S GOT ME. I can relax and trust. He knows what he is doing, and his plan is good.
He’s got me.