Sunday, June 6, 2010

Give all Your Worries to God...

1 Peter 5:7 says we should tell God everything that we are worried and concerned about so the weights can be lifted off our shoulders. He loves and cares about us and doesn't want us to be burdened down with issues and troubles.

"Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about what happens to you." ~1 Peter 5:7

It's similar to the scenario of seeing a close friend or relative walking around with a heavy bookbag on their back. You notice that the bookbag is too heavy for them because they are slouched over and walking slowly. The pain, agony, and sweat dripping from their face indicates that the load on their back is too much for them to carry. So instead of standing by and watching them suffer, you run over and offer to take the bookbag off their back. But the person replies, "No, that's okay. I got it. Thanks." Since you don't want to be pushy, you allow them to keep carrying the heavy load, but continue to walk beside them hoping that eventually they will accept the help you are offering.

That's the same way that God is with us. He is right there offering His help to lift our burdens of finances, troubled marriages, wayward children, difficult bosses, etc. But we continue to hold on to them saying, "No, that's okay. I got it. Thanks." And all the while we are bogged down by these issues and struggling when we don't have to.

Even still, God is so loving and caring that He patiently walks beside us, waiting on us to cry out for His help. I encourage you today to accept the help that God is offering you and just turn your problems, issues and struggles over to Him. After you give it all to Him, make the decision not to continue worrying about your situation. When the issue tries to creep back into your mind, find a scripture to recite that will keep you focused on peace and leaving your cares with God. You have too much purpose and promise to be distracted by trivial things. Let God handle your problems so you can be free to focus on serving Him.

(excerpt from Living 4 Today)

1 comment:

Lori said...

Love this!! Every woman going through IF needs to read this. For me it was NOT easy to let go of my desire to control our fertility, but once I did it was AMAZING!!! God worked in every area of my/our lives!