Who do you rely on? Most of us rely on someone, right? Often times we rely the most on ourselves. or we trust in those around us. When we fail or others don’t meet our expectations, we get nervous. Anxiety starts to set in and we forget about who is in control…God.
Placing our faith in everyone and everything else causes us to be tired…spiritually tired. The type of tired that causes unrest in our spirit. The kind of unrest that makes us feel sad, helpless and desperate. We have limitations. God is limitless . We see burdens, God sees the blessing. We feel alone and God sees our troubles as a way draw us closer to him. How often do we call on everyone else but God? We seek advice from our friends, family, and therapists, but how often do we stop and call on the Lord?
I can’t tell you how many times I have felt stuck, with no way out. I cried until I couldn’t see, I sat for hours trying to figure out a solution, I tried to think logically, I had sleepless night and anxiety ridden days. Guess what? None of it solved the problem or got me through the trial. It was only when I surrendered it to God did I find rest. My issue wasn’t magically resolved overnight (sometimes it was!) but I found rest for my spirit. I could walk through the day knowing that God would take care of me.
As a single parent, I know there are struggles that are unique to you and your children. I also know that you have the best partner, one that won’t let you down, that will support you, and give you the wisdom and strength you need to move forward. It’s easy to become tainted to look outward, to feel like you are a lone ranger on your own, but I beg you to look inward to that place where God resides in you and hold onto him, because he is always holding onto you.
Our problems and circumstances seem impossible or insurmountable because we view them with human eyes! In our humanness we can’t see a solution, or a way through, but God already has the plan in place! The best thing is unlike human plans, there are no flaws in God’s plans! It may not be the one you had in mind, but you can trust that he has your best interest in mind.
Are you tired? Find rest through trusting in God and not man. Trust in the power of the one who knows you better than anyone, who knit you into your beautiful complex self and whose love For you is eternal and endless! When you put your faith in him then you will find true rest.