Hand It Over
Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV)
The things that appear to be problems in your hands are actually opportunities in God’s hands.
The best thing that we can do is to stop trying to shape and manipulate those things in our own hands, and instead put them into the hands of the Lord.
How long are you going to keep trying to shape something in your life that you know can be worked out by the Lord if you only surrender it?
Every night we go to bed shaping our anger, our resentment, our malice, our disappointment, our low self-esteem, hoping we can fall asleep in peace yet unsuccessful in doing so.
We should instead turn these things over to Him and say, “Lord, I can’t do anything about these things swirling around my life. I’m trying, but I can’t fix it. I’m tired of holding this thing in my hand. Let me give it to You.”
Each of us holds onto things much longer than we should. What are you holding onto right now that you should be giving over to Jesus? The first thing that comes to your mind is probably a priority in your life that should not be. Whatever that is, envision yourself handing it over to Jesus like a child to a parent. In fact, Jesus said that if you want to be a part of the Kingdom, you have to become like a little child.
So with the imagination of a child, take that thing that has you so stressed and hand it over to Jesus. Success, failure, mistake, temptation, trial, burden, doubt, fear, resentment, resistance, disease, pain, sickness…whatever it is, no matter what the problem, when He gets it in His hands, He can solve it. Just turn it over to Him.