Confession time: Yesterday, it happened again.
I was walking along, minding my own business…even having a pretty good day, when BAM!
Out of the blue, I received some news, and was once again hit with the thought of the supreme unfairness of my situation. This was, of course, accompanied by self-pity and a meager attempt to soothe my own feelings.
For ten whole minutes, I became completely self-absorbed and consumed with these sinful thoughts before, thankfully, the Lord snapped me out of it with a gentle reminder:
“This is not your business. This is MY business…and I always do right.”
Please forgive me if I sound like a broken record, but I have a sneaky suspicion that I’m not the only one who struggles in the same area over and over again. We agonize, get victory, and walk in contentment…until something happens that returns us to agony. It really is a vicious cycle.
Perhaps you find yourself in a similar situation.
Details may be different, but the story is the same.
When we find ourselves fighting an oh, so familiar battle, it is is easy to focus on ourselves and look inward when we should be looking upward.
I have never once received help from myself. If I listened to my own advice, I would never get out of the hole where I landed.
Because I am sinful and extremely selfish.
My own reasoning and thought process will only bring more trouble and pain.
It’s when I stop looking in and start looking up that I receive help and comfort.
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” ~Psalms 121:1, 2
The only place I will ever receive help is when I look to and trust in Christ.
This world has nothing to offer me, except heartache and pain.
Christ has everything to offer me: healing, joy, peace, rest, comfort, help….just to name a few.
I know that life is hard and it can sometimes feel like you’ve been dealt a cruel hand, but when those thoughts arise, please remind yourself that some things aren’t any of your business. It is God’s business, and no matter what happens, we can place our faith, hope, and trust in the knowledge that the Judge of all the earth will do right.