Oh, the stuff accumulating in our lives. Stuff that wearies us, confuses us, frightens us and lays claim to more of our sanity and time than it has the right to.
Stuff like sickness, doctor’s visits, flu and covid vaccines, slowing steps as we age, worry over other’s health, sick days and eating right.
Stuff like gas prices, the reason for increased gas prices, car breakdowns, inconsiderate drivers, mean drivers, slippery roads, multi-car pile-ups, broken transmissions, and windshield wipers that no longer work.
Stuff like monotonous Hallmark movies, movies we shouldn’t watch but still do, the crude sordidness of Hollywood, obnoxious actors telling us how to think, the crush of too much information, the question of the validity of what we hear and read, the desperate need to find wholesomeness and righteousness in our entertainment.
Stuff like religious fights, uneven moral ground, feeling like our faith is evaporating, unsaved loved ones, (unloved ‘saved ones’) fallen spiritual leaders, church music too confusing and too loud, church music too bland and boring.
Stuff. Lots of it.
But we only need one God to handle it!
So how do we deal with the ‘stuff’ before we meltdown?
“… casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him,
for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].”
I Peter 5”7 AMP
In these days, it’s fantastic and almost unbelievable that the freedom from being buried by all this ‘stuff’ is found in just one place – one Person.
This divine protection doesn’t come through a seminar, karate or better education. It comes through a Person.
- To those needing several doctors to handle their needs, God can take care of it without help.
- Fighting the wolf at the door with coupons, sales and gimmicks only needs God’s provision.
- For our quest for accurate information and wholesome heroes, nothing beats time with our Heavenly Father.
- And for those possible feeling allergic to religion, just the gentle touch of God’s Spirit satisfies your deepest spiritual hunger.
Like the man slapping his forehead and declaring, “I could have had a V8” we must quickly come to the conclusion that instead of the incessant demands of the stuff in our lives – instead of the weight they bring… we could have had (and can still have) God Himself as our source.
Thank you for reading this week’s blog. It would bless me to hear from you with a short note. I’d love that since many of you I have never met. Thanks!