There is this one sentence which I seem to be using a lot: “It will be ok, I’m fine.”
I seem to be subconsciously using this sentence every time I’m faced with a situation which I think I can get through on my own. But in reality I should be accepting help or asking for help to get me through it. I haven’t really been aware of this issue until my husband recently answered this phrase with: “Is that really the case?”
Well, if I’m honest, I believe I should be accepting other people’s help a lot more often. But I have slowly gotten used to this mentality of “I can do this on my own; I’m capable of doing this.” This is something that has been in development over the years as there were situations where there was no helping hand available. I also decided that I wanted to be or sometimes even had to be the strong one.
Now I have someone who is my helper. He loves to take burdens off me. I’m save enough to let myself fall into his arms and don’t have to be the strong one, when I reality I want to be weak for this very moment. Often enough I feel this inner turmoil of wanting to do things myself.
“It will be ok, I’m fine.”
Just recently it felt like the scales fell off my eyes and I recognised myself and what was going on. And just like what I’m learning for practical things in my personal life, we can apply this to the burdens in our souls, spirits and bodies. Jesus invites us in His word to pass our burdens on to him.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 NKJV)
This is His invitation to give Him everything which makes us feel heavy, tired and depleted. He wants to refresh us, provide us with new strength and blow a new breath of life into us. We are permitted to pass our “It will be ok” situations to Him and to let ourselves fall into His arms. He invites us to trust Him with our burdens and to expect His blessings.
And we are also invited to learn in a very practical way how to accept the assistance of other, when our strength is failing us. I often thought to myself: “Who else is going to do it?” But was I really looking for someone to help me or had I convinced myself once again that there wouldn’t be anyone available to help me anyway? I’m sure that there is help available, when we need it and we can ask for it. We can pass our burdens on, let them go and share them with others. I’m sure we can experience so much blessing and relieve, if we can manage to open ourselves and give up our pride of wanting to get it done ourselves. And I’m sure we will also be given the opportunity to carry someone else’s burden at some point.
There is another scripture I wanted to share with you in your journey:
He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake. (Psalm 23:3 NKJV)
Be blessed in who you are and what you are doing!