“When you’re up to your waist in alligators,
it’s difficult to remember that your main objective
was to drain the swamp.”
I sat on the edge of the bed and cried.
Why was he being so stubborn?
Why was I being so sensitive?
Why did he have to have everything his way?
Why did I sulk whenever I didn’t get my way?
Father God, I’m shaking again. I hate it when this trembling takes control of my hands, my legs, my shoulders, my thoughts … my jaw! My mouth can’t even form words!
I’ve tried doctors, pastors, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, a marriage counselor, anti-depressants, silence, shouting, tears, sleep … prayer.
I am the Lord your God.
Who teaches you what is best for you….
Actually, I’d be willing to settle for ‘better.’
Who directs you in the way you should go.
I tried doing that. It was scary.
But I’m afraid.
I AM the Way.
Are You absolutely sure there’s no other route?
I AM the Truth.
Truth can be terribly painful.
I AM the Life.
My life doesn’t seem worth the effort.
Lord, I’m at the end of my rope. My hands are burning. It seems like I’ve been hanging on for such a long time, and I’m so very tired. Please help me to let go and trust You to catch me …
At that moment, my body stopped trembling. My hands lay perfectly still in my lap. A tingling sensation began flowing from my fingertips to my elbows, and I knew. I was supernaturally giving Jesus permission to take His rightful position as Lord of my life. I had allowed Him to catch me.
“In this world
you will have trouble.
But take heart!
I have overcome the world.”
— Jesus (John 16:33)
A RUST REMOVER …
Read Matthew 26:38-42. Notice that Jesus pleaded with His Father to come up with some other way to save you and me from the fate of eternal death. Now think about this: How did the Father God answer His only Son’s desperate prayers?