Have you ever given someone something and later decided you should have kept it? Yes, I have too. I get all hyped about cleaning out closets and other little areas of my home, and later have ‘givers remorse.’ But the one thing I’ve never done is to go and ask for it back. Well, except for that one time I gave God my doubt about the new job I had taken and wondered, “Could I learn it?” Oh yeah, or that time I told God I wanted to give Him my concerns over finances, the kids, moving, anxiety about what people think about me…blah, blah, blah…(wow the list is longer than I thought! Lol!)
See, I give God all my stuff and then decide maybe I want it back. I know I don’t really want it back, but for whatever reason I think I should hang on to it like that old outfit I haven’t worn in 2 years. However, God tells us, “Turn all your anxiety over to God because He cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7 (God’s Word Translation)
Do you see that? There is a period at the end of that verse. So, that means ‘stop right there.’ Oh, how good it feels to lay it down and how hard it is to leave it there (period.) I have to remind myself I’m not handing my life over to just anyone. It’s God, the Master Creator, my Perfect Father, who’s power knows no end or limit. I mean, He tells the water how far it can come on shore and knows the stars by name.
Maybe, I should take some time to remember all His attributes before I go picking up my worries and anxieties from His very capable and loving hands. I want to give it all to Jesus, and know He’s faithful and trustworthy…period.