I’m having a difficult time right now. At this moment, several people I love are hurting from being mistreated, suffering with illness and dealing with very difficult situations. Everything in me wants to “fight” for them and make their chaos disappear. However, I know that I am not God and most certainly not the Holy Spirit. So, I must force myself to trust God to be redeemer, deliverer and vindicator. Truth be told, He doesn’t need me.
This is easier said than done.
When we love people, we want to “fix” things for them. We want them happy, healthy and whole at all times. But, God is at work in their lives and has plans we can never understand in our finite existence. His ways are so much higher than ours and we must trust that His plan for them is light-years better than our hopes for them. So, we cast our cares, our worries and our doubts on the Lord knowing He has everything under control regardless of how things appear. We surrender confident in the fact that He is working behind the scenes to bring victory for those who trust in His name.
Again, easier said than done.
It is not always a “one and done” situation. Like forgiveness, surrendering our troubles can be a process. Want to know why? I’ll tell you, because in the process of our surrender, we have a nasty habit of re-claiming situations and carrying the load yet again. Then we have to cast them all over again.
So, I resolve right now to trust God with the people I love and care about. I trust Him to restore all that the enemy has stolen from them. I trust Him to deliver them from all their troubles and heal them of all their diseases. I trust Him to bring comfort by way of the Holy Spirit for those who are grieving and resources for those who are in need. I trust Him to give me the strength to change my “little” attitude and replace my anger with joy and my worry with peace.
GodsyGirl, resolve with me this very moment to trade your heavy burdens for His light ones. Amen? So be it!