Handling the Realities of Life

365 Days of Growing Together 
“Under Construction”

Hi WR2W, the realities of life can be a handful and too much at times.  Some days we feel like not today, I cannot take anymore and other days we are floating on “cloud nine”.  Life can be a roller coaster at times and to be honest it has been many days where I just wanted to get off the ride.  When handling the realities of life, we need to turn to God for the first step and every step to follow.  Let me tell you something, do not ever think we can do this without God because we will not make it through successfully.  Life is hard enough and trying to handle it on our own strength makes it more difficult.  One of my daily prayers is “Lord, whatever You are doing in this season, please do not do it without me because this thing called life, is too hard to handle on my own and I need Your strength!” 

Now, for those of you who know I am not alone, seek God for wise counsel.  The only way we can seek Him is through His word.  If we want to truly get a handle on the realities of life, we must read the word of God and not just read it but get an understanding.  How can we get an understanding?  The answer to this question is simply by going to God in prayer.  He wants to hear from us WR2W and we want to hear from Him—I know I do!  Another one of my daily prayers is “Lord order my steps and handle the realities of life for me.”  Psalms 37:23-24 (NLT) states “The Lord directs the steps of the godly.  He delights in every detail of [our] lives.  Though [we] stumble, [we] will never fall, for the Lord holds [us] by the hand.”  I love this scripture because this is a good indication that if we got Jesus, Jesus got us.  But how many of you know that even when you do not have Him, and you are connected to somebody who do have Him and are praying for you, He still got you!  “Won’t He do it” and “Ain’t He Alright” —- Yes, He is!  So, if you do not have Him and I was you, I would get Him for myself, continue the power of connection, and turn over to Him the realities of life.

Because reality is things in life, that we have no control over, will happen and all we can do is handle whatever and however it comes our way.  Let me explain what I mean.  We have no control over what God allows and if we are not in Him, we will not have the peace we need to handle our reality.  For instance, the news we receive from the doctor, the bill that must be paid and all the interest that continues to capitalize no matter how much we try to negotiate, the child that continues to get in trouble and he or she is the problem and not everybody else no matter how much we have a hard time accepting this truth, the spouse that is a jackass instead of a Boaz and no matter how much we lift him in prayer he still seems to work on your nerves and the list goes on and on, but God…..  WR2W, instead of complaining about our realities, give them to God in prayer and consider that maybe we were “given [this] thorn in [our] flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment [us] and keep [us] from becoming proud” (2 Corinthians 12:7 NLT).  But the good news is God says, “My grace is all you need, My power works best in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT).  “Won’t He do it” and “Ain’t He Alright” —- Yes, He is!  Again, the only way we can handle the realities of life is by letting God do it, so I encourage you to join me for discussion of this topic on this Thursday night, May 31st at 8:30 PM CDT/9:30 PM EDT on Late Nights with Minister Tam.  I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!

Letting God Handle Them

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