I once heard Beth Moore say; “Christ sometimes provokes a question so that He can be the answer.” And the more I think about that, the more I have come to realize that what He wants from us is total surrender to Him. He doesn’t want us trying to do things ourselves…. trying to “fix” things ourselves. We are not the “fixers.” In fact, the more we try to fix things, the more messed up they become. There is only one way to Heaven. He is the way. We can’t try to be “good enough” to get into Heaven. He paved the way, the ONLY WAY is through Him. He tells us in His Word; “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father, except through Me.” (John 14:6)
I’ve heard some people say that He won’t put more on us than we can handle, and although that is a comforting thought, it’s simply not true. Sometimes, life is more than we can handle. He WILL put more on us than we can handle, because He wants us to turn…. to run ….. to Him! He wants us to seek our help from Him, not from others. He wants us to be God-dependent, not self-dependent. HE is the “fixer” of all things. His way, His time.
It is in our brokenness, and our weak places that we should turn to Him. And, He is there! He provides! He comforts! He heals! He reminds us over and over again in His Word, that our strength comes directly from HIM. And it is a daily strength He gives us. He doesn’t just pick us up and then send us merrily on our way. He is not a motivational speaker. Our strength comes from Him through our intimate, personal relationship and dependence upon Him, minute by minute. He is the vine, we are the branches ….. apart from Him, we can do (or handle) nothing.
There is an old hymn that says: “Turn you eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face. And the things of this world will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.” In today’s world, wouldn’t it be nice for all the craziness that is going on to grow strangely dim?
Each day when you wake up, turn your eyes upon Jesus and let Him lead and guide you throughout your days! And watch the craziness grow dim.