Ever been handed something that you felt you didn’t deserve? Ever been to the edge of worry and back and realized that the worry just muckered up your mind an was really on just a temporary illness that was a proverbial roadblock to stop your productivity.
Nine months ago my bride Jamie and I we handed the beautiful life that is Joel Gillespie. Having a baby is such a weird thing, you watch your wife struggle and struggle and then watch her receive the most massive grace as life itself is given to you. It was in that moment I felt the largest most overwhelming feeling of love and also concern.
When you have a child there is no instruction manual, there is simply just this, ” here is your human take him/her home and be careful not to endanger this life in anyway, even though you have no clue what to do”. It really is the strangest thing. This life, this heart, it grows because funny and loving and needy and and all these emotions are directed at you. Right at you.
I find so often as a parent I worry, worry about my sons health, or his eating, sometimes I even find myself worrying ant nothing really at all, just worrying for like then sheer sport of it. It’s sick really.
Worry is something that in our world,in this day and age it has almost become like an emotion, a normalcy. It had become a feeling that we are so accumstomed to that we have forgotten its wrong, it’s not the way were made to live. Free
Webster dictionary says that, “freedom is the opposite of slavery”. True actual, freeing freedom is only found in Jesus, and true freedom is communion with God. Jesus says in John 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
He is the only way to freedom. All worry, all shame, all fear has been replaced by grace (2 Timothy 1:7)
I wanna say this today. You are free to walk away from worry. Christ paid the price for that already. He has a plan and purpose for us. (Jeremiah 29:11) even if we don’t see it.
Yes we will struggle
Yes life is sometimes crazy
Yes we live in crazy times
YES his grace is enough