“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.”
What has you feeling discouraged, overwhelmed, or burdened these days? While the situation or circumstance we face may be different, we can all relate to these emotions at some point in our lives.
Just the other day my little guy, Jude reminded me of what we can do when faced with these feelings.
Jude, who is now two, while still the sweetest little guy imaginable, has become fiercely independent. Probably no less than 25 times a day I now hear him say, “Mom, my big kid, my do it.” Getting dressed, loading up into the van, pouring milk, no skill is off limits. He wants to do it all on his own.
After “helping” me shovel the driveway last week he told me that he wanted to ride his Lightening McQueen scooter before nap-time. Telling him that would be fine, he hurried his chubby little legs to put his bike helmet on. Offering to fasten it for him, I heard the familiar line, “Mom, my big kid, my do it.” For the next 3 minutes – which felt like an eternity, I watched as he repeatedly tried with no success to clip the helmet strap. While I continued to offer help, his answer was the same every time, “Mom, my big kid, my do it.”
While the bike helmet incident was not exactly life changing, it illustrates a greater truth. In the same way I was standing by ready and waiting to help Jude with something he could not do on his own, God is standing by ready and waiting to help us. However, in the same way Jude refused my help, how often do we refuse God’s? We are discouraged, overwhelmed, or burdened but instead of handing our situation over to the One who is able to help, we insist on going it alone.
If you are facing a difficulty, never lose site of where your help comes from. Your help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. God is with you and He wants to help you handle whatever you are dealing with.
Matthew 11:18 says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
1 Peter 5:7 says, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
Don’t go it alone. Give your cares to Him. Rest in His strength and know He is able.
What do you need to give to God today?
If you need prayer for anything today, please send me a message or email, I would love to pray for you!