Life gets messy sometimes. Just when you think you have a handle on your life and situations, something changes. Life is always changing. When you think about it – does anything really ever stay the same?
Glory to God that Jesus remains the same! He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is the anchor of our soul. He is always in a fixed position in our lives. Can you imagine what it would be like if God changed from one day to the next? It’s hard enough to keep up personally with our own changing world, attitudes, thoughts and circumstances – let alone try to figure out what God is thinking today! Jesus is the sure foundation under our feet – one that will never change like the shifting sands of this life.
We can always experience a place of peace, rest and trust in Him that we will never find in this world. No other name brings us comfort and assurance but the name of Jesus. Just saying His name transports us to a place in Him where all is well with our soul.
We don’t have any problems but what He cannot fix. There is nothing wrong with us that He cannot change. There is no lack in our life but that He won’t provide. He has given us all things that pertain to life and Godliness. (2 Peter 1:3)
It’s OK to feel out of control and not know what’s going on in our lives. He has promised, to the believer, that ‘all things work together for good to them that love God.’ (Rom. 8:28) and ‘all things are possible to him who believes.‘ (Mark 9:23) We don’t have to figure out our lives. He tells us over and over again in His word that He’ s already got it figured out. We are to let go and trust Him – putting everything in His hands.
Most of the time, it’s our perception of the things we are seeing and holding onto. What are you holding onto that you need to give to Him? What are you facing that you think you need to fix on your own – by your own intelligence or understanding? What are you trying to figure out apart from God’s wisdom and direction?
Some days I feel the urge to tidy up my surroundings and put everything back in its place, as if that’s going to change my spiritual perception for the day. In actuality, God is asking us to give Him those things that seem out-of-place in us. Put them in His hands where they belong! We are to cast our cares on Him because He cares for us.
We walk by faith and not by sight (or our feelings). Our carnal way of thinking has this insatiable urge to try to fix everything on its own – like a default mode of operation. Remember to ‘Think Jesus’! Remain calm and like my son used to say, “Put the cookie down and step away from the counter and nobody gets hurt.”
I don’t want to make light of anyone’s circumstances or situations. There are Christians everywhere that are struggling to the point of suicide, turning to drugs and alcohol to take away their pain (whether spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, financial or relational). Turning to these are man’s remedies – not God’s. He would never want us to come to the place where we think we have to take matters into our own hands. We must submit to God. “For all the promises of God in Him are yes, and in Him Amen, (2 Cor. 1:20).
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you the root of your pain and agitation. Pray, cry out to God – even seek Godly council with a trusted source, but do not think you have to figure out how to get relief on your own. God has the answer to our every need. Believe that He loves you.