I just thought I'd share with y'all what I read when flipping through my devotional this morning. It's from Sarah Young's Jesus Calling, which is one of my favorite devotionals! So if any of you are looking for a good devotional to read in the morning this one is fantastic. It was just what I needed to hear this morning and I'm sure I may not be the only person who needs to hear it today. As you all know I've been stressing out a lot lately. It always seems that everything has to happen all at once (finals, graduation, finding a job, moving back to Nashville, ect.) and at times like these I can be a huge worrier. Why should I worry so much when my Father is holding my hand the entire time and already has a great plan for me? Seems silly to worry really. This little devotion just reminded that everything is going to be ok.
"Come to Me, and rest in My loving Prescence. You know that this day will bring difficulties, and you are trying to think your way through those trials. As you anticipate what is ahead of you, you forget that I am with you -- now and always. Rehearsing your troubles results in experiencing them many times, whereas you are meant to go through them only when they actually occur. Do not multiply your suffering in this way! Instead, come to Me, and relax in My Peace. I will strengthen you and prepare you for this day, transforming your fear into confident trust. " Matthew 11:28-30; Joshua 1:5, 9
After reading this, I realized I need to get out of my three year old "let me do it" phase because in reality I cannot to do any of this alone.
It made me think of this time when my friend Allison helped me with moving. She was grabbing my huge nightstand out of the back of the truck when my friend Matt and I looked over at her. We saw little Allison pulling this thing that weighs almost as much as she does and she was planning on carrying it! She said "I got this guys, I got this" being somewhat sarcastic, but also completely serious. We of course ran over and helped her and to this day Allison and I will joke and randomly say, "I got this guys, I got this" haha.
How often do I tell God, "I got this God, I got this" when I'm really taking on something way bigger than myself and am in desperate need of His help to carry the load? If I ask Him, He will run over and help me. All I need to do is ask. He has already been through every pain and difficulty I have and will ever face and He will strengthen and prepare me for every trial. How comforting is that?! Just remember "Gods got this!"
I hope you have a peaceful Saturday!