“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”- C.S. Lewis
This quote basically describes my life right now. Lately, I have been finding little to no satisfaction in the rewards of daily life. My mentality of “just trying to make it through till Friday” is turning up void. Every day is a battle between the luster of my culture and the Kingdom of God. Finally the clamoring noise of beauty, boyfriends, money, future and success finally just sent me in a tailspin. I found myself, once again, on my knees.
There is no better place. There is no better position than that of surrender. There is no greater freedom than opening my heart completely to it’s Maker and letting every bit of everything go. I confessed to God what he already knew. I worshipped God for just being Himself. I didn’t expect. I didn’t ask. I just was. Soon the bitterness and pressure in my chest transformed into a song of praise in my mouth. “I will love you Lord for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, for as long as we both shall live.”
If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. When I though, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. Psalm 94:17-19
My encouragement today is to come to the Lord with anything and everything that is on your plate. You and I are not too good to share our burdens with the Lord. We are not so great that we can manage the pressure of this world without His help.