There is a song we sing at our church that has these words “Faithful God, You never change. You’re always there to give me strength… And I know I could not live without You. You’ve become the very breath that I breathe. So won’t You come today and fill me up. Give me more than I can handle so that I can let go and You take control.”
Give me more than I can handle…
There are days when I feel like life itself is more than I can handle! Between running after 3 kids, trying to keep a house and clothes clean, making dinner, running errands, spending quality time with my hubby and my God I feel often – I can’t handle anymore God! Don’t even think about it.
Yet I continue to sing this song with my church. Occasionally asking God to “pile it on” and make me even more aware of how much I really need Him.
And sometimes I wonder if I am being incredibly foolish by saying that to God.
But then I am reminded that the truth is God is good and He is faithful. So I can trust Him. I can give Him everything and say ‘do with it what You will,’ knowing He will take care of me.
You see, we are not asked to follow a God we don’t know. A God who can’t see and can’t hear. We are being asked to trust ourselves to a God who has a proven rack record. Who over and over in His word is being shown as a God who sees, a God who hears, a God who knows, a God who is aware. And a God who is faith-ful even though His people are consistently faith-less.
Lamentations 3:22-23 – Bc of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
This day may we celebrate the faithfulness of our God. And as we dwell in that truth may the Holy Spirit be at work in us producing greater faithfulness to our faithful God.