Friday, October 1, 2010

Let God

"When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, 'Do you believe that I am able to do this?'  'Yes, Lord,' they replied.  Then he touched their eyes and said, 'According to your faith will it be done to you'; and their sight was restored." -- Matthew 9:28-30

In the past few years the world has become a smaller place, thanks to social networks like Twitter and Facebook.  For someone who aspires to encourage and minister to many, this new avenue of communication provides more opportunities to do so than one could imagine.  With our friend lists often numbering in the hundreds, we read of the struggles many are facing.  Each day presents needs and hurts that blow our minds, but not the mind of God.  Suffice it to say, one could conclude that we are pretty much in the same boat -- a boat tossed by the winds and waves of adversity that come with living in today's world.

As I was pondering some of these issues today and looking for solutions to my own joblessness, two simple words popped into my mind:  "Let God."  In an economy that has claimed the jobs of many, a society rampant with drug use and every conceivable form of moral depravity, and a belief system that often includes faith in everything BUT God, we are prone to fret about everything instead of to let God handle the problems we face.  I am not suggesting that we just throw up our hands in defeat and do nothing, but I have learned that when we let go of worry, seek God's will, and get out of God's way so he can actually do something, he often touches our lives with peace and provision one day at a time.

What are you fretting about today?  What is the one thing you feel you must do something about if you are to keep your life from unravelling completely?  Give it to God.  Let God carry your burden and ask him to show you what your role in the solution should be.  Don't assume you already know or can find a better solution that he can.  He has your best interests at heart, even if you doubt he has a clue about your dilemma. 

The Bible tells us that "God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work" (2 Corinthians 9:8).  He "is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us" (Ephesians 3:20).  And, "therefore, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them" (Hebrews 7:25).  Did you catch that?  He lives to pray for you!  If Jesus is praying for you, then don't you think you could simply not fret for once, and let God work on your behalf?  Trust him!  He is able and willing because he loves you!

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