Meditations for Christians Who Try to Be Perfect

Meditation for Sunday May 24, 2015

by Joan Webb

Give Me A Break, God!

Psalm 37:5: "Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it" (NASB).

"Sorry I'm late," my young employee said as she ran past me to the time clock. Over her shoulder she yelled, "Transmission fell out of my car!" She caught her breath. "Mom's drinking again. I had another fight with my boyfriend. Neither one would bring me to work. I can't afford to fix my car, 'cause my credit cards are filled up to the limit again. I don't know what to do." Suddenly she whirled around and blurted, "I wish God would give me a break."

Perhaps if we were honest, many of us have a similar request. "Give me a break, God." But God doesn't walk into our lives and change everything just because we complain.

Once we give our lives to God, he becomes our manager. He works for our ultimate good. He coaches us on how to heal past damage, overcome self- destructive habits, and experience contentment as we trust him for the future. We benefit when we accept life on God's terms.

Lord, I've decided
to give you my life and circumstances.
I need you.

Copyright Joan C. Webb

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