If there’s anyone who desires our all (our attention, time, resources, pleasures, worship, etc) then it is our Heavenly Father. Our Heavenly Father is one who longs for our all to be directed towards Him. When we do this, He also pours out all of Himself upon us.
But when we carefully look at our lives, we will realize that we are either offering only part or nothing at all unto the Lord. The rest of our all are offered to some inferior things. Some of these are our problems, worries, fears, and uncertainties.
We give these things a lot of our time, emotions, resources, energy, time, worship, Thanksgiving. These things, in the long run, have become our God. Where we devote ourselves and everything to them. They are the first things we think about when we wake up and the last things that take us into our sleep. Late at night, they wake us up from our sleep. Where we deliberate on these worries for a long time. Unlike previously when the Holy Spirit wakes us up to pray or fellowship with Him but now we have replaced Him with these problems. During the day, they fill our minds, emotions, and thoughts where they wage war against our inner peace.
We even know our problem far better than our God. We can describe them very well with a lot of attributes than our Heavenly Father. To the extent that we cling to them and don’t even want to come an inch close to the love of God.
We all face problems in life, but do they really deserve what we give to them? Do they need to take God’s place in our lives? Do they need our all? But today, as you read this, the Lord is calling us back to Him. He wants us to turn our worries, heartbreak, tomorrow’s uncertainties, problems, darkest sins towards Him. He longs for our fellowship, time attention, resources, emotions, etc. He wants us to take good care of us even as we do this.
Matthew 6: 27“Has anyone by fussing(worrying) in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? Worrying adds no value to our lives but rather gives us a lot of reasons to conclude that God is incapable of solving our problems. The more we worry, the less we trust God.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you What God wants His beloved to do is to direct their problems and needs towards Him their King and Father who is not limited by anything. So instead of carrying our loads, let’s bring it before our Father. And how do we do that? One of the ways is to Pray(communicating with God) about what you are battling with. Despite God knowing our problems, He still wants us to tell Him about it. Talking to Him about it is also part of the healing process. Philippians 4:6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.
Our Heavenly Father is ever willing to turn our worries into a heart full of joy and happiness as we turn our worrying into praying. So turn that which is worrying you into prayer today and your Loving Father will answer and help you out according to His will for you. Matthew 7:11 If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!