Tuesday, January 12, 2016

When We Cry For Help

     You know those days that just don't go as planned? I had that happen this past weekend. I did grocery shopping as usual. I made an extra stop to a clothing store to spend a gift card that I had gotten for Christmas. The day was going normal, until the end of my shopping trip. I was worn out.
     Saturday's for my husband and I are fairly relaxed most of the time. We sleep in, and have a late breakfast. We've been trying to do devotions before we begin our day. My husband stays home to get work done for other people who'd like logo's and such on their website. My husband is great at creating things like that. While my husband stays home to get work done, I go out shopping for the day. It's about 18 minutes to the nearest exit where I get most of the shopping done.
     By the end of the day, I was so relieved to sit down in the car and drive home. I used to love shopping!... I still do, but I just get worn out at the end of the day, and I don't want to stand or walk anymore... just rest.
     When I got home, my husband and I were going to have our weekly "Mac N Cheese Saturday" for dinner. He saw me struggling to put the groceries away because I had been standing/walking too much that day for me. He ordered me to sit down so that he can make dinner. While I wanted so much to sit and rest, I couldn't... there was too much to do! But, I honestly couldn't. I had to rest, and let my husband help.
     Our relationship with God is like that sometimes, isn't it?... God wants to help, but we want to do it all on our own. God says rest, and we say, "God, I got this!"
      Why do you think that is? Because we're sinners? Because we're prideful? Yes to both. It's hard to let God do it sometimes. Most of the time, when we come to God in full surrender and cry out to God for help, it's usually when we're at our lowest of low's. It's usually when we've tried everything else, and we're just tired.
     Have you ever heard someone say, "All that's left to do is pray?" That irritates me every time, because we shouldn't go to God as our last resort. We should go to Him as our first resort. For some reason, as sinners, we tend to go to God only when we've done everything else.
     So, rest in the arms of the Savior. Rest in the God almighty who's Sovereign on His throne, and who's got it all in his hands! :)

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." ~Proverbs 3:5-6 (Do we trust the Lord enough? Do we need to let go, and let God do what He has planned?1)

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." ~Matthew 11:28-30

My 17 week first baby bump.
I'm 18 weeks at the moment. :)

1 comment:

  1. That is a really good post! Thanks for sharing it :)

    Julia <3


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