Even Jesus Cried

Psalm 8:1 “O Lord, Our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

Have you ever been in a rush where things are going faster than you are comfortable with and, yes, even faster than you can control?  I find myself in that place from time to time and it is, to say the very least, uncomfortable and scary, it makes me angry, it makes me anxious, guilty, it makes me worry more.

Psalm 8:3 “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?”

I used to wake up with worries and fears of what had already happened or what I was going to have to choose, or would have no choice in.  I tried solving my problems at 2 or 3AM in the morning, but that didn’t work, and I tried counting sheep, but that didn’t work.  So I did something I had never done before…I started saying the Lord’s Prayer… over and over…and I started to listen to the words… and I started falling back asleep.

I, Jim, do not have easy answers.  You can read books, go to family and friends, or seek out counseling… or you can give your worries, give your fears, give your anger to GOD.  I do believe GOD has easy answers, but they are harder than anything we have ever done before.  GOD loves you and GOD says give it to him, just let it go… just let it go.

It helps me to know that even Jesus cried when Lazarus died.  GOD doesn’t say we won’t have the pain of loss, or the pain of friends who turn against us, or any other pains this world can and will send our way.  So if you start to cry, know you are in good company, because even Jesus cried.  And know that GOD loves you as you are with all your worries, fears, anxiety, and guilt… GOD LOVES YOU.

Psalm 8:9 “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

Precious Father, Loving God, Holy Spirit I pray that I realize how great you are.  That I can’t even comprehend how awesome and powerful you are and that I don’t let my limitations limit my thoughts on what you can do in my life.  But most of all Lord, let me know deep in the marrow of my bones that I am loved by you and there is nothing I can do to make you love me any less.  AMEN!

Jim Dietvorst

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Paula wrote:
Such a simple cnceopt but so difficult to do sometimes. God tells us that he is able to do more than we could even imagine. I think the key is to lay it down every morning when you get up & if during the day you pick it back up, listen to that voice that tells you that problem doesn't belong to you anymore.God sees the whole story, we only see a few pages at a time.

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