Big Shoulders

 

My sweet chris

One thing that I absolutely love about God is that He has big shoulders. He can handle anything I need to give to Him to carry. God's not afraid of our emotions, feelings, or situations. One of the things that I have learned from the Psalms is that it is okay to say just about anything to God. He won't get mad. He won't walk away. He won't tell me to come back when I am in a better mood. He has big shoulders. Big enough to carry my struggles, problems, emotions, and me too!

One psalm that helped me find this out is Psalm 13. David poured it all out before God. He turned the emotions loose and told God exactly what he was thinking and feeling. 

O Lord, how long will You forget me? Forever?

How long will You look the other way?

How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day?

How long will my enemy have the upper hand? (NLT)

When I realized God not only didn't strike David down to the ground, He let it be put in the Bible, I realized I could talk openly and honestly with God about how I feel. Seriously, what are you or I going to tell Him that He doesn't already know? If I am mad at God - He knows it already. If I feel like I am losing hope, He already knows. He probably knew it before I did. Lol. He's got big enough shoulders to carry me and all my "stuff," too. I can trust Him. And He can trust me to bring it all to lay at His feet every single time. He trusts that I will run to Him, that I'll give Him my deepest sorrows and greatest regrets. God trusts that I'll bring my most hurtful moments to Him. He embraces me in my hopelessness, pain, sorrow, and grief. And He never pushes me away.

Today, I'll remind myself that it is by choice that God is my very present help in trouble. I will think about how it's His choice to walk with me through life's most difficult moments and my choice to acknowledge that He is with me in them. My meditations will be on how He is incapable of leaving me and on how I can draw hope from the truth that He can be trusted with everything I feel, even all my crazy thoughts. I'll remind myself that He loves me. He gets me, and He's not going anywhere. I think I can trust Him with this day. Will you join me?

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