We all have times of crisis in our lives. We all manage those times in different ways. Recently I found myself not handling these in the best of ways. I found myself being hit with one crisis right after another. I kept thinking in my mind, I could take control and fix the crisis. I said to myself if I take certain actions, the problem could be solved. You do know by now that I truly believe our lives are set by our Creative Father. The goods, the bads, the blessings, and the crisis all make us who we are and what we need to do.
Why were these times so difficult for me? Why couldn’t I turn it over? Why would I not accept the road I was on? I finally discovered I was trying to do God’s job! My faith had shrunk from the crisis, and I wasn’t allowing God to do his work! I was reminded of this when a dear old friend posted on Facebook a piece about “God’s To Do List”. I am and always will be a great prayer warrior. I believe we can present anything to God and lay all things at His feet, but I had never thought about me trying to steal God’s job!
My crisis road has become quite different lately. When my type A personality tries to take it all over and tries to do everything, I remember that’s not my job! It is God’s job to direct that crisis road. He sets the directions, the types of paths, and the final destinations. I pray this week you can travel with more peace as God intervenes and controls your crisis paths. I pray for blessings from God on your travels—like the ones I have received by letting go and letting God do His job!
Just give me a little of life without crisis.
Please just take away the critical calls,
The immediate decisions and the now actions.
I want the pressure to stop.
I want it all to go away.
I want peace and calm to push the crisis to the back.
And I want the peace and calm to cloak the crisis.
To be covered forever.
I am not against valleys and hills of life.
But clawing my way from every valley to every hill is tiring.
I am weakening.
Constant clawing to stay above whatever is rolling up and rolling down.
Please allow me to get my breath.
Let me put it all at Your feet.
I know I need to release it.
But I am so badly afraid of letting go.
Please take it from me.
Assure me there will be no more.
Place hope in my heart.
Give me those that bring me comfort.
If I will not let it go.
Snatch it from me!
Lay Your calm and quiet Spirit on my soul.
Forgive me for not accepting my road.
Lori Rennae Hickman Chapman
Travel the road this week with more confidence and with your head held high. You know the Holy Spirit’s aura is around you. Jesus is holding your hand especially through the family and friends you have! And God has cleared the path for you to accomplish His destination for you in your life! As one of our American icons, Roy Rogers, would say “Happy Trails (or Happy Crisis)”!
One thought on “Crisis Road”
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”