Jesus has my back

We’re familiar with feeling like we really have to flex our inner muscles to get through the day. It’s like we’re digging, or preparing, to dig deep for the answer we’re to give, the solutions, the results we’re to deliver in a given time. 

Most of us are pretty good at getting into “cold work mode”. But there’s a subtle heavy, acidic feeling we can also get used to in our stomachs that comes from digging so deeply within ourselves and constantly worrying about needing to perform or deliver.  

It’s thrilling to see excellence and momentum work together and wonderfully fulfilling to mark a day off as successful. 

We have been seeing the effects of stress and worry in the medical field. Aches, blood pressure, acidic stomachs, anxiety. 

As I feel the pressure building up and burning out my patience, how God reminds me to “chill”. Journaling a short bit yesterday, it was like hearing a teenager telling me in a laid back way to relax. God likes good hard work, but He wants to work with us and through us, for a purpose bigger than ourselves. He wants to take care of us, bless us and care for the people in our lives. And when we are faced with hard questions that do or don’t have answers in words, God has the wisdom to guide us if we surrender to Him. 

I feel my jaw relax as I surrender my loved ones and resources into his hands. I ask forgiveness for letting him stand aside while I work – for trying to make myself proud by flexing my abilities enough to know I deserve a pat on the back. For not believing that He has our backs. For not letting Him show me what happens when He flexes His muscles to make things happen. 

The most wonderful things await in the day that is surrendered to God. The most beautiful things and our openness (ability) to taste it. 

Taste and see that the Lord is GOOD. In everything He is good and brought victory for those who fully trust in Him.  

Psalm 56:3 ESV 
When I am afraid, I put my trust in You 

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