"Do not fear for I am with you; do not look anxiously about you for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you." Isaiah 41:10
Recent days have been hectic in my life. Things are happening that I can't control and it frustrates me. People I love are going through great difficulties. Loved ones I have long cared for have passed away and gone to Heaven. Things like this I know in my head I can't control, the problem is I want to control them. Here's an example: when I was a young mother and my children were small, every time they fell and scraped a knee or got injured I wanted to fix their boo boos. What happens when our adult children grow up and we can't fix their grown-up injuries? For me, I have felt helpless as I watched my children suffer from pain and anguish that I can't repair. Yesterday was one of those days that it finally all overcame me with such sadness. Satan tries to discourage me by telling me that all these things happening are my fault and that God doesn't care and won't help. But I know the truth. God says it here in Isaiah 41:10. God is my God and He promises to help and strengthen me. I just need to trust Him. I finally realized that I can't do this anymore. I can't fix these problems. Only God can. He will help me the rest of the way. I just need to trust Him.
Maybe your issue isn't as severe as mine, but there is a small part of your life you want to control. My prayer is that you'll let God have it. I know I have more peace this morning because I know that God will give me the strength to make it.