Give Me A Break
By Phil Scovell
Frankly, I was stressed out at the time. Things had happened
that I didn't like and the stress was building up. As far as I was
concern, the Lord could come right then and there and that would be
fine with me. Although I wasn't suicidal, I didn't even care if I
lived another day and preferred not to if given the choice.
I felt half asleep as I shuffled slowly into my office. I picked
up a piece of paper off my desk as I stepped behind it, and placed the
paper on my floor to ceiling bookshelves. As I did so, I thought to
myself, "Lord, can't you even cause something good to happen to me
today?" I meant, of course, "Come on, Lord. Give me a break. Let
the pressure up." I immediately thought of two things the Lord could
do for me that would lift my spirits. Both things had to do with
money. After those two things, I immediately said to myself, "That
won't last. When the money drains away, if either one of those things
were to happen, I'll feel just like I do now." Then I heard the voice
of the Lord.
"You don't need those things because you have me."
I smiled inwardly, recognizing the truth about who Jesus really
should be to me personally. I took my feelings and thoughts away from
focusing on what I thought would make me happy and put them on Jesus
instead where they belonged in the first place. I realized Jesus just
wanted to be the Lord of all my life and not just a part of it; the
part I would allow Him to have.
Where is Jesus in your life today? Are circumstances trying to
crowd Him out of your life? Are painful emotions attempting to
override His love for you and doing a mighty good job burying you
alive in worry and fear and guilt? Does it feel like what is being
spoken to you in your mind through all the confusion is true? then
call me and let's pray and find out where it is rooted so we can all
be free to the extent we can always put Jesus first each day.
Safe Place Fellowship
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