Hand It Over

This has become my recent lot in life. Unable to read much, type much, or look at screens . . . . I’ve become used to handing it over. “Can you read this please?” “Will you order this for me?” “Please send so-and-so a message”. . . .

My family remains patient for which I am grateful but it’s not in my nature to just hand things over, pass them off, or ask for assistance. I fight it . . . .

Every part of me wants to be whole, every part of me wants to depend on no one. Every part of my nature desires my will to be done . . . . yikes!

God’s whisper to my heart of late has been to “hand it over.” Some things are just too much. Psalm 131:1 says, things too high for me.

God does not expect me to handle life’s problems on my own. I may not understand His plans but I know He knows best, is in control, and desires for me to have a wholehearted trust in Him.

Hand it over or worry . . . .

When I worry (who else here is a worrier like me?) I’m really in essence saying “I’m in control and God doesn’t know best.” Worry is a demon.

Faith breaks free those chains of worry. Read Matthew 6.

Last night, I was deeply worried about one of my kids who’s been hit with a relentless virus. I felt no rest, no peace, and no ease until I handed it over.

I gave it to God.

With tears flowing down, God’s Spirit, our Comforter, gave me peace and I slept peacefully until morning. Thankfully, I wasn’t up all night stressing, worrying and making myself sick.

God is so merciful.

He tells us in His word, to hand it over, knowing how much we need to give it all to Him, surrendering our wills to His, knowing He is a good, wise, and loving heavenly father who understands us better than we ever can.

He is our strength. Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble, and He knoweth them that trust in Him.

Just like I hand over that jar of Mt. Olive pickles to my husband to open, because it just won’t budge, we can hand ALL our problems over to God who is our strength. Eph 6:10 Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. He can and will budge those problems, in His time, and promises to carry the load for us and help us if we hand them over to Him.

Much love,

VivπŸ€—

Author: Vivian

I'm a TBI warrior whose hope and strength comes from God.

64 thoughts on “Hand It Over”

    1. Oh WONDERFUL Lexi!!! I just came upon that verse last year and I’ve gained such hope and encouragement from it ever since. Thank you so much for letting me know it’s your favorite too!! God bless you dear one. πŸ€—β€

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  1. God designed us to depend on Him. He’s always telling us to “fear not.” Why? He’s got it. He’s got us. He loves us, He wants what’s best, and He can bring it to pass.
    Such a blessing to rest in the Lord. Thankful you got a good night’s sleep!

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    1. Oh yes, thank you dear Kathy! I’m thankful He has got us, and holds our hands as we journey through hard seasons. Amen, it is a blessing to rest, and depend on Him. Awww, thank you for your kind comments dear lady! We are blessed to encourage one another in the Lord.β€πŸ˜„

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  2. Amen! I am praying for you and your child who is sick. I pray for great healing for both of you and God’s blessings on your family! God is with you and He loves you! You are glorifying God despite your circumstances and He is using you, so cool!

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    1. Oh wow Ryan! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers! It’s hard as a parent to not worry over our precious children, but knowing God’s love for her is waaaaaay more than mine gives my soul comfort. God bless you always!β˜ΊπŸ˜‡

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  3. Agape!! Sister πŸ˜‡πŸ₯° Those Words β€œHand It Over” Amen!! Amen!! Today A Dear Sister In Christ God Had Connected Me and Her at a group gathering for Seniors. I was sharing with her just today that it has been difficult for me to ask for assistant, and she said to me there comes a time in our lives that we will need others to assist us. So reading this β€œHand It Over” Beautiful!! Thank you!! Jesus Christ knew I needed this. He does know our Needs. God Bless You!! ((Hugs)) πŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸŒ»πŸ˜‡

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    1. Precious Betty, you mean so much to me dear sister.❀ I’m thankful you were connected to this lady at your senior group! Yes, it’s hard to ask but I’ve learned that most are glad to help and it makes them happy that I did. Oh, that’s just beautiful! We are stronger together. Much love to you my friend. Big HUGS!β€β€πŸ€—

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      1. Good Bless Morning!! Sister!! Thank You for the Big HUGS!! And Your Encouraging Bless Words. Agape!! ((Hugs)) πŸ™‚

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  4. I am so sorry to hear you are going through a difficult time at the moment Viv , you don’t deserve all of this and for all your losses. You are not alone with all of this though. I am very young and I know what it is like to lose your life and have to give up on dreams. Take care. Xx

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    1. You’ve been in my heart dear Nicole…..how are you? The Lord put you on my heart for prayer yesterday…..I’m thinking of you…..and praying! Yes, breaking in your 30s is tough, tough, tough……I see spry little old ladies with loads of energy in the Walmart parking lot and wonder how they do it. ❀Hugs Dear Girl!!!

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      1. Sweet Nicole ((((hugs))))…. I’m thankful you messaged me. I will most certainly keep you in my prayers. Are you on facebook? I’m part of a team for Emily’s Corner a facebook group. It’s for TBI, stroke, and concussion. So much hope, love and support this group gives. XOXO

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      2. Hey I don’t really haev Facebook, only a page for my website Allheart Australia. I don’t have a TBI or Stroke, only post-concussion syndrome but most of my symptoms which I suffer from are actually part of my other two conditions.

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  5. Hi Vivian, I read this post last night (should have commented then but sleep took over) and I must say that it is so refreshing to see transparency in your writing. I love that you have shared with us that Christians struggle too but when we β€œhand it over” our God is faithful to help us through. He may not always take our burdens away but He is faithful to give us rest (Matthew 11:28). Keep praising God through your storms girlfriend. Let Him be glorified!
    With love, Deandra

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    1. Hello Deandra, and thank you so very much! This post is so encouraging to me dear one. I do try to be transparent in my writings….that way others can relate.❀ God is so very good and faithful. ❀❀ Matthew is one of my favorite gospels….thank you for sharing that verse! I’m going to look it up right now. Big hugs sweetie! πŸ€—πŸŽ€

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  6. Reblogged this on My Journey of Faith and commented:
    Great thought, and what I did when my entire life fell to pieces (like Humpty Dumpty) and had no idea what to do 20 years or so ago. Thanks for sharing, Vivian
    http://www.whywefollowjesus.wordpress.com

    Share, encourage, uplift, inspire and help spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

    PPS
    Best wishes from the First City to see the sun (in summer) …and we’re also the first to see the sunset and the stars (in winter-time)

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      1. a pleasure, Vivian. Still causing chaos https://www.facebook.com/bannersfor/videos/585079255257620/?t=0 from https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

        β€œYou will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

        – Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)

        Leg good, heart not so much, but in great care here . And the hospital is still standing!

        Have a great day , thinking of you and your family + blessings
        “Who wants to be normal anyway!”

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  7. oh that’s nothing much, but ongoing issue for last 4 years. Another entire book – see http://www.myhearthealthblog.wordpress.com (or google). You’ve given me an idea about doing that book. The nurse keeps check on me, goes to the hospital with me, makes sure i take medication , remember appointments, explains my symptoms to specialist (otherwise they’d have no idea whether to treat me or the dog – sorts out the daily muddles). Says no one would ever believe the chaos and muddle (worst she’s heard of or seen in her life) and says I’d be in care if not for her.
    A real angel is “the nurse”, but she says you need the patience to test a saint with me

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    1. Oh😣 I’ll pray about that too. You are a trooper for sure and brave! I bet she is a saint!πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡ My heart is funny too from nerve damage to #10. It doesn’t beat quite right but I’m ok. Prayers! Take care. ☺🌻

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  8. Vivian, I am so thankful for our Father being there during the bouts of worry and guiding you to His rest. Christ tells us that when we are weary we can come to Him. πŸ™‚ He means it. Praise be to God ❀ God be with you!

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    1. Bless you TR! God is so very good to me, even when I falter full of my own cares, His word reminds me that every promise He gives us is 100% true and I can trust Him even when the answers to prayer are delayed. Much love sweetie!! ❀🌻

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    1. Thank you dear TR, for quoting me today! I feel humbled and grateful dear One. Your blog is so easy on my eyes……..I still tear up when I recall your enlarging the font for me. I’m blessed by you. πŸ˜’β€πŸ€—

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