A couple of years ago our vehicle quit working properly and there was nothing we could do to fix it. My husband researched and tried everything the internet and manuals suggested, yet nothing was correcting the problem. In the end, we finally decided to take it to a mechanic because he was someone who was more qualified and knowledgeable…someone who specialized in cars…someone we knew could fix the problem. However, once we brought the car to him and explained our problem, we had to leave it there for almost two weeks! I was without a car for two weeks! There were times when I needed to run errands and so I would be tempted to go get it and use it, but then take it back so that he could continue working on it. But that’s not how it works. I had to take it and leave it.
To me this is how it is with our problems in life.
We all have those situations and issues that no matter what we do, no matter how much we research and attempt to solve the problem, we can’t fix them. We can’t make them better. And we know this because we have tried. And tried. And tried some more. We have sat awake at night with our hearts beating fast as the worry and fear paralyze us with hopelessness. Doubts overtake everything we have ever believed. But today, I encourage you to take a moment, whether at your desk, in your car, or alone in a room somewhere and just take your situation…your fears…your doubts…whatever it is… to the One who specializes in your impossible problem. The One who created you and knows how to mend you. His name is Jesus. And once you have told Him what it is that doesn’t seem right and what you have been told perhaps by doctors that is broken, choose to leave it with Him. Because ultimately, He can’t work on something if you are the one trying to fix it. And He can’t take care of it if you keep walking away with it.
So friend, be willing to not only take your problem and give it to Him, but also leave it and not go back for it.
Give God the time He needs to mend, repair, redeem and restore your situation.
For He will make it happen when the time is right (Isaiah 60:22)
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