The past few weeks have been very challenging to say the least. It seems like I get over one hurdle and before I can get one foot on the ground, another hurdle is before me! Today, when I got home from work I had to get to my prayer closet to have one of those heart to heart conversations with God. Our conversation went like this :
Me: Lord, what is going on? Why do I feel like I am in several battles at one time? Why do I feel that I am under attack? Why do I feel such a heaviness is on me?
God: My child, you feel this way because you have not laid your burdens down. You have not trusted me to fight your battles!
Me: Yes, I did turn all of this over to You! Didn’t you hear my prayers the other night when I was crying out to You? I laid it all down, every challenge, every struggle, every disappointment. I gave it all to You. You must have heard me!
God: Yes, my child, I most certainly did hear you crying out to me.
Me: Well, what’s the problem?
God: My child, as soon as you finished your prayer and said in the name of Jesus, you went right back to worrying about everything you prayed about!
Me: Did I do that?
God: Yes, you did do that! In fact, you did not give me a chance to let you know that I got this! I am God all by myself! I can fight all of your battles. I can lift every burden! I can wipe away all of your tears. I can mend your broken heart. My child, I can guide you safely through every storm!
Me: Wow! I didn’t even realize I picked my burdens back up. Forgive me?
God: Of course, my child, I forgive you! But now I need you to do something for me.
Me: What would that be?
God: Trust me! I got this!
Dear Lord, I am trusting You with everything! (The good and the not so good.) I am trusting You to work everything out. I release all of my worries and struggles to You. I release every distraction and stumbling block to You. I put all of my trust and confidence in You to fight all of my battles! I declare peace in every area of my life! In Jesus’ name I thankfully say, Amen!