I guess you’d say, I’m pretty self-sufficient. So, when I have a problem to figure out, I tend to rely on ME. But then, if I can’t solve it…sometimes I kind of FREAK OUT!
Then, I need ICE CREAM!!!
When we’re working in Florida, there’s a little market just around the corner, where I know I can always get my “fix” of Ben and Jerry’s. (“The Tonight Dough”). Now, you know my horrible secret!
(Seriously, I don’t recommend this, because a little pint-size carton has over 1200 calories!)
But, when a problem comes up, we try EVERYTHING! We consider every possible scenario. We call or text our friends for their advice.
But, it’s STILL bugging us!
So, we WORRY about it. We COMPLAIN about it to anyone who will listen. We STRESS about it because we can’t seem to fix it. And, finally, some of us end up FREAKING OUT!
And yet…we still haven’t PRAYED about it!
(I’m guilty of this, too.)
We’re so full of great EXCUSES! We’re not leaning on our own understanding….we’re just being resourceful. We don’t want to bother God. We can handle this!
So, we’re STUCK trying to figure it out on our own.
- Why has the relationship “gone south”?
- Why have our kids all gone crazy?
- Why is there no money in the checking account?
- Why can’t we please our boss, no matter how we try?
Face it! There’s a lot of stuff we just don’t know!
But, before we start talking about it, before we start staying up all night worrying about it, before WE EAT A WHOLE PINT OF ICE CREAM, BY OURSELVES…let’s just invite God in to handle the situation.
GOD…The Creator of the Universe…The One Who, ACTUALLY, KNOWS the answer.
Let’s bring every “thing” to God, FIRST!
Is there anything keeping you up at night? After you’ve turned it over to God…you can share it with us, here.
I’ve confessed my favorite “comfort food”. The least you can do, is tell us about YOURS!