The world has “soft” wired us to try to solve our own problems and create our own happiness. We’ll typically look everywhere around us, searching for answers to what we think we need to make us happy. After all, if we can’t do it our ourselves, then we’re considered “weak” right?
Well, here’s the good news. You can stop trying to do it on your own, because in your weakness, God is strong!
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
I made significant mistakes in my life that I thought only I could solve, and believe me, I sure tried to. What were the consequences of trying to solve my own problems? Anger, depression, loss of purpose, and allowing the enemy to rob me of the current day’s joy. Sure, through the numbing effects of worldly placebos, I could escape my troubles from time to time, but those times were short lived. Versus the "soft" wiring of the world, the Lord has ACTUALLY “hard” wired us to seek Him in our struggles. One day, I FINALLY did. It was only through surrendering my life to Christ that things changed. Praise Jesus!
On that day, there was again purpose. On that day, there was again joy.
Does that mean that all our struggles, worries and cares magically disappear? No, but there is now a peace that God is in control and all we need to do is trust Him. “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
If you’re tired of trying to solve your own problems, or creating your own happiness, “Let go and Let God”. Our Lord and Savior is ready to help. All you need to do is ask Him.
“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)