The other day I was struggling. Nothing major was going on it was a culmination of a lot of little things. The dishwasher needs replaced, the house needs painting, the phone didn’t work, my dog would not quit barking, I lost something I needed, two television need replaced, my hubby wasn’t feeling well, I fractured my foot, and such went my “struggle” list. Feeling overwhelmed I got a bit panicky. Then logic set in. If those were my only problems I feel certain some people would line up to exchange theirs with mine. My Uncle JW used to say if we all put our problems in a bag and got to pick out someone’s, we would wish we had our own back. True, isn’t it? After hearing how bad someone else’s issues are, our own pale in comparison.
What matters in life to me is having family and friends that love me and I love in return. More than that is knowing I have a Heavenly Father that loves me and takes care of me. This past week I have thought about trusting God. I trust Him with the most important thing, my eternal life and that of my family. Okay, that’s big. So if I can trust Him to see that I live and do so happily after I die here on Earth, why can’t I trust Him with everything else? The truth is that I can. He cares about every area of my life because He cares about me.
Sure this is a lot easier said than done. I’m working on it. It’s going to take some time, but I believe God cares about the things that bother me. Don’t get me wrong. He isn’t a want list supplier or genie to grant our three wishes. Abba is our Creator, our Father. When I pray He listens and answers. I prayed for help finding the paper I had lost, and suddenly it can to me where I had put it. That was all God putting the thought in my head. Believe me, whenever I have a need, He supplies it. It might take one prayer or months of persistent, trusting prayers, but He answers according to His will. For months, years actually, I have been praying for certain family members to be saved and baptized. While that hasn’t happened yet, they are now consistently going to church. Others I have prayed for have received Jesus and are ministering to others through mission trips and leading groups. That makes my heart sing.
Are you struggling with something? Don’t panic. Believe me when I tell you God wants to help. If you need a prayer partner, I would love to call and pray with you. Your struggles might be like mine, not as bad as others, but they are bad to you. Trust God with your everything – your family, struggles, and most of all your eternity. He wants to help you. Why not let Him?
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10 NIV