As I was driving into work today, I was listening to my “Drive to Work” radio station…KLOVE.
You can find them for yourself at http://www.klove.com/
Its a Christian music station and it is my favorite way to start my work day.
They play worship songs, and tell inspirational stories that uplift and remind me that I am not alone….EVER!
I am constantly loved, protected, and cherished by the Lord.
They played a song that got me thinking about all the ways my life has changed in the past 5 years, and what brought about those changes.
Five years ago, I finally hit rock bottom.
I had no more strength to carry on.
I had tried everything in my power to improve my life and had only experienced one failure after another.
In a moment of desperation I cried out to the Lord and begged Him to just give me a little help.
He did more than that. He created a brand new heart in me and that changed EVERYTHING!
As soon as my inner life was healed, my outer life began to reflect that healing, and things started to improve.
I want you to listen to the song that I heard today on the radio.
This song is such a beautiful reminder to us all that:
You don’t have to do it alone.
All your worries.
All your stress.
All your secret agonizing over what will be.
And ‘How can this huge problem ever get resolved?’
And ‘How can I help my child / spouse / sibling / friend to get out of the huge hole they’ve fallen into?’
You don’t have to carry all that stuff by yourself.
If you’re really honest, what can you actually do about it all anyway?
Can you pull a million dollars out of thin air and solve your financial problems?
Can you cure cancer?
Or clean up the environment?
Do you have the power to stop Venice from sinking further into the sea?
Can you single-handedly eradicate violence and hate from the world?
All by yourself?
And neither can anyone else.
But here’s the thing: you don’t have to do it alone.
When you team up with God, anything’s possible.
God can do all of those things, and more.
But that statement always brings up a really great question for almost every person alive…
If He can do all those things and more, then why hasn’t He done it already?
Simply, because you, me and everyone else haven’t yet figured out that we need to get Him more involved in finding the solutions to our problems.
We’re still trying to save the world all by ourselves.
And boy, that’s how it can feel some days.
But guess what?
Getting God involved is the easiest thing in the world.
You don’t need a degree in comparative religion, or an ability to meditate for three months solid.
You just need to know how to talk.
It really is that simple.
We seem to want to make it hard.
We think we need to struggle so that we can EARN the right to talk to the Lord.
But all we really need to do is recognize that He is there waiting patiently for us to INVITE Him into our problems,
and then (and this is the hard part) Trust Him to handle them in His way and at His pace.
Yes, the secret to world peace,
The secret to inner peace
The path to just good old fashioned peace and quiet
Is simply this: talk to God, as much as possible, in your own words, about everything’s that bothering you.
The more people figure out that they don’t have to do it alone, the happier and healthier they’ll feel, and the more all those apparently unsolvable problems that we all know about, that we all face, will disappear by themselves.
I am living proof of this truth.
The people who have been in my life for more than ten years can testify to the fact that my life has done a complete 180 turn around in the past five years.
The person I am now, barely resembles the person I was ten years ago.
The one thing that changed me was returning to the Lord. For years I had turned my back on Him, and then wondered why He was not there to help me during the hard times…
But I was not asking Him to help me. I was trying to do it alone!
Let me ask you this:
If you knew that the answers to all the questions you have –
the balm for all that hurts you,
the cure for all your ills –
was just a short conversation away, wouldn’t you start to talk?
I know, I know.
You don’t have time to talk to God, because you have all this stuff you’re trying to take of.
With no one to help you.
You don’t have to do it alone.
Once you really figure that out, your life will start to transform in the most amazing, miraculous ways.
Doors will open for you that you never even knew existed.
Possibilities for love, health, happiness and fulfillment will appear faster than you know what to do with them.
And best of all, you’ll feel in your heart that Someone is looking out for you;
Someone is sharing your burden,
And carrying your load.
And then you’ll understand that you were really NEVER EVER Alone!