Prompts from Tracie Miles
- So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive a mercy, and we find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:16
- Stress is a battle. Choose your weapons Carefully (Ephesians 6:11)
- God can’t mend our hearts if we never admit they are broken.
I think I’ll go backwards this time.
We do have to admit we are broken before God can do anything to help us. That’s why hHe sometimes takes us to very dark places, to get our attention and make us face our brokenness instead of avoiding it or denying it.
He wants to mend our hearts, He aches for us to turn to Him. But we stubbornly insist we are fine or that we can fix ourselves. But, honey, we cannot fix ourselves. That will never happen. Instead, only God can fix us so we have to turn to Him at some point if we are going to get fixed. Sooner is better than later.
Stress is part of our brokenness. We stress over things that don’t matter or that aren’t in our control. We need to remember God is in control. Our best weapon is the Word of God as He reminds us of all His promises and that He is faithful to keep them all. With weapons like that, we can defeat the stress, beat it back,
So we know we can come boldly to the throne of God and ask for Him to keep His promises, ask Him for wisdom, ask Him for comfort. Here’s a post from Todd Billings (who has a terminal form of cancer) on lamenting and getting in God’s face. He listens and hears us when we do this. It isn’t a terrible thing to do, as long as do so with faith that God is still sovereign and God is still good and just. Turn to Him boldly. Crying, yelling, searching, questioning, trusting, in all ways turn to Him for everything.