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.