Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
And our sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten of God, and afflicted.
1 Peter 2:24 “Who His own Self bare our sins in His Own Body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by Whose stripes ye were healed.”
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.
We were not created to solve the problems of the world. We were not even created to carry our own burdens, much less those of others.
We were built with a “maximum capacity”, of what we can bear. Outside, or over that , we sometimes find ourselves surprised when we get physically, mentally and even spiritually overwhelmed. Why?
Well, as with anything, our design, which God Himself set in motion, is to handle each situation with His help and guidance, through the strength He gives. Whether we want to admit full dependence on the Lord or not, we are completely reliant upon Him.
The One Who gives us each breath, also allows us the ability to breathe it. So we do not need to attempt holding on and trying to deal with our burdens by ourselves, much less those of family and friends, because that is not following God’s design. Something may seem “fixed” by our own doing. Either it isn’t repaired, or we didn’t do it on our own.
There are counselors, pastors and those trained to hear people talk out issues, but they are not personally taking on the problems upon themselves, they simply utilize tactics they’ve learned as techniques, possibly help the struggling, more easily adapt and handle situations as they arise.
Some find comfort in those resources, others do not .Why not avail yourself to the Source of Truth. Pour over God’s Word and seek guidance from Him. With the Lord, there is no awkwardness, trying to explain your life situation in an hour. He already knows your family dynamics, your hurts, pains and fears. He understands your circumstances.
Unlike human counseling, there is no use attempting to cover up or intentionally mislead your actions, inactions or intent. Go to the Lord, and admit your need for Him. He will certainly answer you, probably not audibly (although He certainly could).
Nor will the resolution probably come how or when you want it. BUT, the Lord will give wisdom liberally when asked, as the Word says in James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
NO appointment needed, 24/7 access! There is no reason to go elsewhere! Why go to the Subjects for resolve; Instead go straight to the King Who holds all of the power!
So when others come to you, don’t think that you are being “mean” by not listening, I mean, you can listen, but time is better by turning to Christ, not to you who may be filled with “ideas”, but lack the authority to make changes!
Great and Glorious King
Thank You for this and every day You’ve given us
Please forgive our sins against You, others and ourselves
We ask that You direct our hearts to seek Your Perfect Wisdom
We appreciate those You have given us who will direct us to You and to seeking out Your Will in every situation.
O God, we know that You are the King above all kings
The Ruler and Supreme Authority
Please lead our hearts to seek Your Will for our lives
And please bring us to obedience
Out of our love for You
Because You first loved us.
In Jesus’ Name
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