I know that most of the time I look encouraging to my online friends. Why? Well, I DO NOT want to be a complainer and whiner. I truly believe we can do more by lifting people up than tearing people down. We can also live freer by rejoicing and complaining, BUT … (Did you see that “but” coming?)
But this is something I personally struggle with. Often in my day I don’t have peace. Why? Because sometimes I do everything but ask for it. Deep down in the overwhelmingness of kids, marriage, deadlines, mentoring, homeschooling, and keeping up a house, I feel exhausted and trapped. It’s just too much, and I don’t remember to turn to God and to trust Him that everything will turn out. Instead, I attempt to work harder to “get things under control” and I rush around trying to fix things. I worry, complain (mostly in my head) and try to make things happen. This is so foolish!
Jesus really made this clear to me today when I meditated on this verse this morning:
“The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11
Depending on my own strength, I miss God’s. And rushing around, attempting to gain control, I miss peace. Lord, help me!
Of course Jesus sees this and today He reminded me (again) what I need to do. And it’s simple. All I have to do is come to Him.
Jesus FULLY understands all you and I are going through, friend. He completely knows the situation and ALL the stressors we have in life. The best part is He is 100% capable of taking care of the situations … and taking care of me! He is all I need, and when I turn to Jesus all will be provided IN Him and FOR Him, for His glory!
Can I pray for you today? (And know I’m praying this for myself as well.)
Lord, right now my friend is so overwhelmed. You know what he/she is going through. You know the worries, fears, disappointments and broken dreams that my friend carries deep inside. You know these internal worries are exhibited outwardly in so many ways–none of them good.
Lord, today I’m praying for your child who reading this, and praying that you will meet him/her in THIS moment. I pray Your presence will flood like a shower. I pray Your peace will fall like a gentle rain and my friend will surrender to You in the moment and throughout the day. In Jesus name, Amen.
Friend, don’t just read this and be inspired … take time to go before God today and pray. Know that I’m getting on my knees this morning for my personal peace and for yours. Jesus desires to come to you and wrap you in His arms of peace. Know that. Trust it.