If you’re feeling a little worn down, a bit distracted, stretched thin over the needs of daily life…take a break.
Get away, even if it’s just for a few minutes…even if it’s just to your bedroom or the front porch…and talk to Jesus.
Trust that He is concerned with the things of your life – what you see as big, yes, but also what you shrug off as small…those things you tell yourself that you should be able to deal with on your own.
Sometimes heavy burdens are made of many small parts, aren’t they?
When you get away to talk to Him, can you expect that He will help you with the details? He is a detail-oriented Friend, who is with you in everything.
Sometimes we are able to remember that He is able to handle the big problems…while we try to handle all of the ‘small’ ones without Him.
He doesn’t differentiate, though…He says to cast all of our cares upon Him, so that He may give us rest. All. Nothing is too big and nothing is too small.
Trusting Him with the daily pressures — feeling how He cares and how He gives us patience…strength…a renewed mind — teaches us to depend on Him every day.
When we are in the practice of depending on Him every day, we already have our Rock to lean on when a hard wind shakes our hearts. We already know His voice. We already feel safe in His heart.
So take that break. Let Him hear what is in your heart, all the swirling thoughts in your mind. While you’re talking to Him, praise Him for who He is…and, in the praise, you can remember the wonder of this Friend who knows the number of the stars and the strands of hair on your head.
So keep pressing on, friends, with everything that your life encompasses.
But do it all while knowing that you don’t ever have to handle it alone.
“Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.” ~Psalm 62:8