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Hand it over


The phrase “get over it,” is widely used in society. It is a phrase often said with sarcasm to someone without thinking of their feelings/reactions. Most often, one uses the phrase to make light of the other person’s feelings.

The notion basically says “it’s not a big deal to me so it shouldn’t be a big deal to you. If you’re mature, you should arrive to my conclusion quickly.”

I love that God doesn’t insensitively command that we “get over things” quickly. I adore that He instructs us to hand it over, cast our care, and instead place the weight of our emotion in His hands.

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭55:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“The lot is cast into the lap, but the decision is wholly of the Lord [even the events that seem accidental are really ordered by Him].”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]”

‭‭John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭AMP‬‬

God knows we are frail. After all, we are but dust. We are flesh: emotional, prone to sin, and often committed to selfish desires. Yet He looks at us with the eyes of love (Rom 8:28). He disciplines and corrects us as a good father should (Heb 12:7-10). He promises that the trials that come are to strengthen and not overtake us (James 1:2-4).

Whatever you may be dealing with, don’t be manipulated by the arrogance of those who feel you should “be more like them.” Don’t beat yourself up over the progress you haven’t made.

Instead, commit yourself to the process of bringing your life to the Lord daily. Sit before Him and pray for a heart that is as plyable as clay. Let Him know you want to grow and become more like Him. Realize that this a journey that’ll take  a lifetime, but you are not on it alone.

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2 thoughts on “Hand it over”

  1. Beautiful. I like that you asked what I need to give up to the Lord.
    I think I’m in a strange season right now. I’m going from constant worship and having the Lord always on my mind to and every day hustle, fiercely tackling every day. I don’t look for him as often any more and when I do it’s in a completely different way.
    I think I need to give my hustle to him. But it’s not a one time ” oh here ya go God – take my hustle” thing. It’s something I have to give him everyday, I need to remind myself why I hustle in the first place.

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    1. Amen! That’s such a key point– we don’t hand our weight over to God once and for all. We have to make the decision to keep doing it–even multiple times a day.

      Thanks for sharing!

      I can definitely relate. It’s easy to slip into the belief that this life requires more attention/effort than the Life-Giver.

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