What do you do with the struggles of life, so many pains, hurts and obstacles to deal with? Mistakes made that are so huge you think you can never overcome them.
Searching for answers. Which way to turn. Do I Stand still or do I move?
God never meant for us to live life on our own, or in our own strength. He strengthens us and gives us direction throughout every big, and little details.
Psalm 18:32 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
Isaiah 49:9 to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’ “They will feed beside the roads and find pasture on every barren hill.
Do you feel like you’ve missed the mark, made the wrong turn, there’s damage done to others, yourself or _____. (You fill in the blank.)
We can never move forward in life if we don’t conquer our own issues. If you’ve come to a place of surrender, stop. Let God help. Let Him guide and direct in the way you should go.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Seems easy right? It really is once we relinquish the fight. I know, I’ve been there, and continue to learn – daily. We never really “arrive” until we let God move in and trust in him so completely, that we wonder why did I wait so long to let God do what he needs to do.
Let him take over. Take your hands off of it, whatever it is. Whether its letting go of an adult child, an alcoholic spouse, a job that you just can’t bear, lack of funds, or sickness. There is nothing so far gone that He sees as irrevocable or something so seemingly permanent that it cannot be changed. God is a God who restores; he takes our mistakes, errs and turns them each into good things. He is that awesome and wonderful. His names are Wonderful – Counselor and Mighty God, he is so full of mercy, and slow to anger.
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Psalms 145:8 The Lord is full of grace and pity; not quickly angry, but great in mercy. …
Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Many people have had the misconception that God is one of wrath and anger. No!!! How could he make all that He made – the Creator of the Universe? The one who made the ocean meet the sky. The one who makes the sun to rise every morning with hues so beautiful – we stand in awe! He made YOU, in his own image. He is jealous for you! He wants YOU and all of your attentions to be towards Him in and through life’s entire journey!!
Think of it this way: You have a child, one that you waited and planned for, for years. This perfect specimen arrives on its day – specified for that moment in time by God himself. You love that child; you take care of him/her. Bath, feed, coddle, love, kiss and make sure he/she is well at all costs. You have become so crazy in love with this child. To be away from him/ her for long extended periods of time, just eats you up inside. You desire to be with this child. This child grows up to be an adult, and decides to not be in contact with you much. Don’t you just want to loose a gasket?!?!?! Sure you do! That is how it is with God. He YEARNS for your attention. Your undying love to him – just as he feels towards you.
Though your own child may upset you, do inappropriate things at times, make big and small mistakes – but that does not change the way you feel. You still want to be with that child, at all costs. Because you also know you can help him/her to prevent making mistakes, you can guide them – just like the Father in Heaven wants to do for you – except he knows all things – at all times.
Won’t you come to the safety of the Most High God. The one who gave you life and wants to help you along the way. Life is much too fleeting to wait. Don’t waste yet another moment of sleepless nights, headaches or worse. Come to the Father. Today. Give him all of your thoughts and concerns. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.
Lord thank you for this gracious most awesome LOVE you give to me. You are such a mighty God, I am in awe of what you do and how you love me so. Thank you for your mercy, and grace. Lord I let go of what I am struggling with this very moment. I am letting you take the reigns; I have tried to fix it, and just made things worse. I don’t want to struggle; you have set me free, and do not condemn me. For that I am grateful. I ask and trust that you move these mountains that stand so high in front of me, and let YOU remove them with my faith and will not doubt. I want to be like those before me who like in Hebrews 11, had such great faith to trust you. I want to be that person too. I praise you and am expecting your wonderful power to shine through so you get all the glory!
Love you Jesus !