Right now I am in pain; I am worried about my abilities to both listen and execute my job, my desire to be one with God is strong enough that it hurts, and every part of my body aches. The combination is rather paralyzing to say the least. Cold sweats, throbbing head, and eyes that will not focus unless they are closed are the primary symptoms. And yet I have a job to do, a conference to attend and participate in, and conversations that should be taken.
What can and should we do when work overwhelms? What is the answer when there are no answers? What is my role in relationships where people depend on me? How do I do my part when I cannot even focus on the words that I try to read on the page? Does anything I do matter?
I know with absolute certainty that my questions are played out in your life and others daily. We are all searching for answers to questions that continue to haunt us with no answers. Life overwhelms even the strong. Life consumes even the best. So where does that leave us?
We need to face the facts. We are in trouble. Our trouble is so deep, so pervasive, that there is only one solution that I know of, Jesus.
Paul and Moses document the facts. “The word that saves is right here, as near as the tongue in your mouth, as close as the heart in your chest.” (Romans 10.6,7)
There is a solution and I am holding on to it with everything that I am and have. I am in trouble often. I fail frequently. I do things I regret. I love God with a passion. So where am I?
Standing, ready for God to do his work in and through me.
God has a plan for you and I, detailed and thorough. It is an awesome plan that will lead us right to His throne and eternal relationship with him.
I may think I’m in trouble, but I’m not! God is with me.