So often, we walk through life with heavy shoulders, financial problems, hardened hearts, and overwhelming stress. Many of us have difficulties sleeping, uncontrollable anger, anxiety, depression, and engage in reckless behavior caused by many of these weights placed upon us. At times these weights feel over a ton and other times, only featherweight. But whatever weight is on us, know that nothing is too big for God.
If you find yourself tossing and turning all night, thinking about how you will pay your next bill or how you will accomplish tomorrow’s tasks in this ‘new normal’, then you NEED to give it to God. This statement may sound trivial or a waste of time, but believe me – God heals. In fact, he will lead you to peace, removing all anxieties and worries. He may not take away your problems today, tomorrow, or even next month, but he will take them away. He knows how much you can handle, and he knows what will make you break.
As Kelly Clarkson sings, ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ should be a theme song for God’s healing power. He knows what we need when we need it, and he will never leave our side. Don’t give up hope! When life places us in certain situations, know that God put us there for a reason.
I’m sure many of you have found yourselves in troubling waters, some worse than others. Maybe you have found yourself crying in the shower, taking Xanax, drinking excessively or not eating, to help bring about comfort. Some may even wonder how they will get through the day, but take that energy and place it in God’s hands. He is your strength! Place whatever ails you and give it to God. Talk to him, ask him for help and praise his glory. Why? Because he asked us to.
Carrie Underwood’s song ‘Jesus take the Wheel’ is a reminder that uplifts many when they have lost hope and feel the weight is too heavy to bear. Just know that Jesus is in the driver’s seat; we are only here for the ride. So take that anxiety and give it to God, today!
If your is heart bleeding because of the loss of a loved one; pray to God and ask him to take away your pain. If you had a fight with your husband and spoke harsh words of divorce, ask God to help you find your way back to him. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, ask God to get you through it. Just know that he hears your cries, and he will be there for you. Spend time with God; he will help you heal. Can I get an Amen?
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” – Jeremiah 17:7-8