Think of that. When I saw that phrase in a devotional I realized that is exactly what I do, I monitor God’s responsibilities. I get on my knees and pray telling God that I know He is in control and that I trust Him. Why do I then get up, walk away, grab my keys, jump in the driver’s seat of my car of control and speed off? I put on a playlist with the same old song called ‘I’m broken down with my worries and fears’. I drive on trying to help Him fix it.
I, along with the rest of our country, am still reeling from the insanity of the circumstances brought on us. None of us have ever been here before but we, however, are proceeding forward to do the million things one does when they move. The big one is buying a house.
We are searching high and low to find that perfect house to buy. It’s hard and I’m aware that we are way too picky. So many great possibilities out there but now people moving in from other states more damaged than ours are swooping in buying the houses we like, sometimes sight unseen. Every time I think we have found it I will see the dreaded sold or pending sign. The ones left are too expensive, too much brown, too close together, too short, too small, no bonus room for the grandchildren, too far from our kids and the list goes on…..
God knows all these things and it seems trivial in light of the heaviness in America. I also know that I’m sick of this rent house and we need to buy a house. We are so frustrated and stressed! Right before I pull my hair out the voice I know so well taps me on the shoulder and says, “I got this… Stop monitoring My responsibilities.”
He tells me to not miss the joy of His presence by carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. He points me back to His word and says, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
I am reminded… “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)