‘Let Him have all your worries and cares.’ 1 Peter 5:7 TLB
In the film Limitless, actor Bradley Cooper discovers a wonder drug that opens up the entire capacity of his brain. He can learn languages and complex maths in a fraction of the time it takes normal people. He can recall almost anything he’s read or seen. He can analyse more quickly and more in-depth than the best financial gurus. He is limitless. And he leverages his ability to earn millions and achieve great success. But the truth is, there is no wonder drug that will fix our problems.
Today over 50 per cent of people are stressed out by their relationships. Over 60 per cent are stressed out by their work. Over 70 per cent are stressed out by money. If you’re saying, ‘I’ve hit the jackpot!’ here’s the word for you today: ‘Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.’
You say, ‘If you saw my schedule, you’d know why I’m at the breaking point.’ Who sets your schedule each day? One of three people will. Either somebody else is going to set your schedule, or you are going to set your schedule, or you can go to God and ask Him to set your schedule. One of the reasons God allows us to reach the breaking point is to force us to come to Him for guidance, for strength, and for direction. There’s plenty in life that you can’t handle, but there’s nothing that should be in your life that you and God can’t handle together. The secret is in handling only the things God wants you to handle, and entrusting the rest to Him.
SoulFood: Gen 32–34, Jn 16:1–18, Ps 130, Prov 31:28–31
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024