Don’t be too deep when pondering on my next statement, because it shouldn’t be taken to heart, in a literal sense so to say… But, do keep in mind that God delights in OUR brokenness… And please allow me to quickly elaborate, because I would NEVER purposely write anything that stirs controversy or confuses any.
Like with OUR earthly parents, when problems arise in OUR lives, and OUR hearts get heavy, it’s human instinct for us to seek out comfort from those seasoned individuals who reared us up and made every attempt to shelter us from ALL heartache that would/could EVER come nigh our dwellings. It’s common for us to either call our parents on the phone or even run to their destination just to get a hug and lay on their shoulders and cry out, in agony, while WE express our discomforts, and like clockwork… they give US the reassurance and encouraging words WE need to make it through.
In the same way, God wants US to run to Him and lay it ALL out for Him, so He can kick into action on OUR behalf. The nurturing nature bestowed upon OUR parents came from God. Therefore, it’s evident that He obviously BETTER knows how to maneuver US through the ups and downs of life that we’ll surely face.
On a day to day basis, WE will have situations that feel like they’re going to break US down to the lowest degree, and I know firsthand that worry and stressing will be OUR initial reaction. But, we MUST train ourselves to beat the clock… start each day fresh… by entering into God’s PRESENCE as soon as you open your eyes… For me, I make EVERY effort to acknowledge Him before my feet hit the ground, and I start out thanking Him for waking me up and for keeping my FAMILY safe as well. Then, I go right into surrender mode… inviting Him in, to control ALL my interactions of the day. To make sure that I don’t offend NO one, and that I don’t overly take offense to anything someone may say or do to me; that would normally cause me to get outta character.
Not to downplay God’s abilities to properly cover us. But, the enemy may find a way to sneak up on, and bring us bad news (death of a love one, life deterring ailment, loss of a job, infidelity in OUR marriages, eviction, and food deprivation) to name a few… I mean the list of tormenting and disheartening events can go on and on. Nevertheless, God is deftly OUR go to in EVERY aspect.
That’s what I was referring to in my earlier statement, about God delighting in OUR brokenness… once these predicaments arise in OUR lives, and we show Him that we’re TOTALLY dependent on Him… believe me, He jumps right on it, in ways unimaginable, and before long you’ll notice that YOUR upset slowly subsides.
Your scares, fears and tears without a shadow of doubt brings God nearer to you, if you take the time to call on Him. Don’t suffer alone… God is forever on the THRONE, waiting to intervene like ONLY He can.