Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed with the circumstances you face? Regardless of where you look, there’s another problem, and another, and yet another. Wave after wave seems to hit you in the face and you can’t get your breath. In times like these, what do you do? I don’t know about you, but I just want to run away! It’s days like this that I wish I was a child and could just let my mom and dad fix it.
Well guess what? You’re still Gods child and He wants you to come to Him so He can fix it with you. Please hear what I’m saying. I’m not advocating we bury our heads in the sand and do nothing. No, I’m saying He wants to be an active partner with us in everything we face in life. He’s offering His peace and perspective.
“Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.” Matthew 11:28-30 TPT
My dear friends, it’s when we want it our way, in our time and on our terms that we grow frustrated and overwhelmed. His ways are so much better, but to allow someone else to carry the load, we must surrender it to them. I can offer to carry something for you, but unless you give it to me, I’ll never be able to help.
That’s how it is in any relationship. We partner up with people because we don’t want to do it alone. Every one of us has unique gifting and abilities that we add to the whole. Where one is weak, the other is strong. Where one is unable, the other is able. When you’re to close to the problem, the other can give a better perspective.
So if you’re in a situation and find it’s hard to breathe, take time to come to God and find His priceless peace. If you stay long enough, He will show you things you don’t know and give you His perspective on each thing you’re facing. There’s no time like the present and no one like the Father.
Father, thank You for consistently loving me. Even when I’m stubborn and want to do it on my own, You’re always there waiting. You only ask that I come to You, lay it down so that You can show me what I don’t see or know. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen