It was a tough day. In fact, it’s been a tough couple of days. First, I discovered something missing that I desperately needed to find. Time is of the essence on this one. I looked everywhere, but nothing turned up. Nada. Zilch. Then to top it all off, something I just bought wasn’t working the way that it was supposed to be working. It didn’t matter how I tried to “fix” it, it never worked right. So that meant another trip back to the store and hoping that it would all get taken care of, but that wasn’t going to happen today. The store was already closed. By the end of the day, I was feeling frustrated, a little stressed, and ready to pull out my hair.
Then I realized something. None of this was worth losing my joy over. In the grand scheme of things, it would all turn out alright. In the here and now it’s difficult to see that, but that’s always the way it happens. The best thing that I could do is to pray, turn it all over to God, and trust that He’s going to take care of it. All of my overthinking and frustration are getting me nowhere, that is except in a horrible attitude that keeps snowballing out of control. So I took my own advice and gave it all over to God. I decided that I had enough for one day. God was able to carry the heavy weight of this much better than I was able to. I laid it all at His feet not knowing what would happen, but trusting that He knew exactly what to do.
I laid down to go to sleep that night resting in the fact that I didn’t have to worry about any of this. I was dealing with some inconveniences, but no matter what happened, I was going to be taken care of. My mind kept wanting to run wild, but I let it know who was in charge. God gave me a supernatural peace amongst the chaos of my problems as I sought Him in prayer. I knew that it was all going to be alright. He was watching out for me.
Then onto how it all turned out. The item that was missing turned up somewhere I didn’t expect it to be the very next day. In fact, God led me right to it. I didn’t know where it was, but He did all along. It’s as if I was directed right to it. My non-working item was able to get back in working order after spending a little time with someone who had the ability to analyze the problem and come up with a solution. Now it’s back up and running and back in business as usual.
Even though this was small potatoes in the grand scheme of things, it was anything but small to me. It was pressing, and I needed some help because I couldn’t help myself in this one. I needed God in my corner, and He showed up in a big way. He loved me enough to walk through this frustration with me. In fact, He walked the whole way until the finish line of the answer. He was paying attention to me the whole time. I know that I am loved.
What in your life is weighing you down? What’s bogging you down? What’s causing you to lose sleep? Think about it for a minute, then realize that God wants to handle all of this. Don’t lose your joy over something that isn’t meant for you to carry all by yourself. Bring Him into all of the difficulty, trusting Him each step of the way. It doesn’t matter if the problem is great or small because He’s able to handle them all.
So what’s stopping you? Enter into that place of trust knowing that God is in charge of every detail. He’s even in charge of the details when it seems like mass confusion. Sit back, relax, and watch Him work. Take the first step, show up for participation, then let Him do what He does best – the impossible. He longs to turn your impossibilities into possibilities. You might not can see how it will all happen, but He does. Trust it to The One who understands like no other. Trust it to your Abba Father.