Dear God, please help me with….
Have you ever given a problem to God only to take it back again? Possibly over and over again? Me too. We ask Him for help, then after the amen we feel so much better. We rejoice in knowing we serve a REALLY BIG GOD! He’s got this!
After a while, the little voices in our head start to remind us of the problem all over again. We start to replay each and every detail in our minds. (someone please tell me this isn’t just me)
What have we done? Yep, we’ve retrieved that burden we so emphatically handed over to God and placed it right back in our own hands. Oy!
In that moment God must be saying; seriously child?! I’m not going to play tug of war with you. Either give it to Me and let Me handle it, or keep it. I’m sure He says this quite lovingly, but can you just imagine His frustration?
The bottom line is, how can we expect God to take our problem and do something with it if we never truly let it go?
This might help. The next time you have an issue you need God to resolve, close your eyes and attach it to an imaginary kite. Hold on to the string as you earnestly ask our Heavenly Father to take hold of the problem and do as He sees fit with it. Let the string out further and further in your mind. Remember what it was like to fly a kite? Did you ever let the string out too far and have the string break only to watch your kite fly so far away you lost sight of it? That’s exactly what we’re aiming for here. Let that problem-laced kite float far away into the loving hands of God.
Then, unless He prompts you to assist Him in solving the problem, leave it be. He is more than capable of taking care of any and all of our worries. He is, after all, God, the Creator of all things good.
Easy? Not really. We are human after all. But, if we truly trust in God more than we trust in our humanness, we can, and should, let go of the string.
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen Ephesians 3:20-21
In His embrace,