If you are like me, you probably overthink everything and look for a reason behind all things. If something doesn’t work out how you planned, you instantly try to find a concrete reason as to why it didn’t work out. However, I’ve also noticed the more things I try to control and understand, the less I depend on God. Trying to understand everything means I am relying on myself to figure out everything and that completely kicks God out of the equation. Why would we need God if we did know everything? If we never struggled, we would never reach up to God. I don’t know if the same is true for everyone, but the reason I typically pray more frequently and harder is because I am going through something I have a hard time handling/dealing with on my own. Without those struggles, I honestly don’t know if I would cry out to God, EVER! It is comforting to know that God is there for us whenever we realize we need Him, no matter how long we have ignored and avoided Him.
Matthew 28:20 “Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
Joshua 1:5 “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.”
I have grown up with a loving and supportive family and I knew that no matter what I did they would still love me, even though they may be disappointed or mad at me, they would still love me. Even in college, I know if I call my parent’s in the middle of the night they would still answer (although probably not in the best of moods), just to make sure that I am okay. It is the same thing with God. He doesn’t leave or forsake you or me when we are struggling. He doesn’t have a “Prayer Plan” that limits how many minutes we have with Him and He doesn’t ignore our calls because He’s busy or just doesn’t care.
So maybe you’re like me. Maybe you think you can do things on your own and don’t need God every step of the way. But PLEASE know that when you realize you need God, He is still there for you. I have come to realize this time and time again, and honestly, it would hurt a lot less if I remembered I can’t do everything on my own.