Ever have a large pile of yarn that got tangled? You can sit for hours trying to untangle the mess and someone else comes in, picks up one piece and pulls and the whole thing straightens out. Maddening isn’t it. Stress and strain can do us in, but another’s perspective can change everything.
You may be staring at a pile of bills that you don’t know how you’re going to pay. Perhaps a doctors report that looks hopeless or a pink slip that says your job ends on Friday. Whatever you’re facing, God wants you to step away into his arms and see it from his eyes. He said, “So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!” Hebrews 10:35 NLT
How much time do we waste trying to figure out things we weren’t meant to? He wants us to rest in HIS ability, not our own. I wonder how much further we’d be if we’d learn that simple act of rest. Our old pastor used to say that a sign of a good leader is those who delegate. We don’t even know how to delegate our concerns to God.
It reminds me of carrying groceries in from the car. No two trips for me! I try to carry WAY too much at once and in my effort to succeed, I usually end up hurting myself. How silly is that! God is standing next to us with outstretched arms waiting to carry our load. Lets not insist on carrying it anymore. Turn to him, place it all in his hands and say this, “I will rest in you until you tell me what to do with it, I will not come out of this place of rest.”
Do you feel the weight shift from you to Him? Eph. 3:20 NLT, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Let HIM take care of YOU!