Verse to read: 1 Peter 5:7
My pastor once told me the following story about his daughter. One day when she was two years old, she was playing in her bedroom while her father worked in his study nearby. Suddenly, he heard a quiet groan coming from his daughter’s room. He looked up from his book but the noise soon stopped, so he went back to his studies. This happened repeatedly until finally, he heard a wail of a scream followed by an angry yell. This time, the father quickly set his book aside and ran to his daughter, expecting the worst.
When he entered the room, he saw a play telephone cord wrapped around the wheels of a wagon she wanted to ride. The girl looked up at her dad with a whimper of frustration. That entire time, she had been sitting in front of an insurmountable problem, trying to untie the knot that kept her from playing with the wagon. Quickly, her father took the toys into his hands and untied the knot. The girl’s eyes widened in disbelief. The disconcerting problem that was impossible for her to solve was a simple procedure for her father! With a wide smile, she threw her arms into the air and they embraced. She thought her father was a miracle worker.
As God’s children, we often need to learn that same lesson as we face situations that seem insurmountable to us. How often do we stew over a problem for days or even months before letting God take control? Nothing is impossible for Him. Psalms 55:22 says, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you….” Our Father in heaven is waiting for us to give Him all of our concerns and problems. He tells us in 1 Peter 5:7 to give Him our anxiety, because He cares for us. No matter what our burden may be, we can place it on the shoulders of our caring heavenly Father. He really is a miracle worker.
Do you get caught up in the knots of life?
Are you experiencing something right now that you haven’t given to God?
How much longer will you struggle before you shout for help?
Extra Bible reading: Proverbs 3: 56 and Isaiah 55: 6
Posted on Thu, February 2, 2017
by Jason Bernick