Stop

15 January 2019
‘Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you.’

When the world around us is driven by a go-getter culture, it can be hard to give things over to God and rest in the knowledge that He has it sorted. Now, we know that God absolutely does ask us to get stuck in and do our part. We’re called to be active in the world, to pray and to do. But sometimes we can get so caught up in the doing that we forget to spend time resting in His presence. While everything is moving around us at such a fast pace, it can be difficult to take time out to recharge and give everything over to God. Sometimes it feels like taking that moment to stand still will allow the whole world to run on ahead of us. But it won’t. It’s so important to take the time to catch our breath, and God’s vision for whatever we’re working so hard to race ahead on. It might be an old cliché, but an empty cup really can’t pour anything out. Hebrews 13:21 talks about God equipping us with the tools to do His work, which we probably won’t notice Him doing unless we stop, come to Him, and ask. Spending time ‘casting our cares’ over to God is vital in making sure that His plans can happen in the right way. It also takes the pressure off of us. If we give it over to Him, He’ll be the one to make things go ahead exactly as they should. And let’s face it, He’ll do a much better job of that than we ever could in our own strength.

What Now?

Set aside an hour this week to be completely by yourself, doing something relaxing that you feel recharges you. Talk, and listen, to God throughout that hour, and ask Him to refresh and equip you for the tasks ahead.

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