"Sir," the invalid replied, "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me." John 5:7 NIV
We are told often in life “Be strong”. There are times during which we must have inner strength, yet we must also realize that this world is far beyond that over which we have control. Many things occur in life which impact us, yet we have no control over them and not much over subsequent consequences.
If we do recognize this and learn to let go and turn these situations over to Christ, then His power is released to deal with the situation. We must allow Christ to step into the situation and be our advocate. We must trust Him that He knows that which is best for us given all circumstances, and that He will provide accordingly.
Christ tells us in Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” NIV Turn that which is not for you to deal with over to Christ and rest in His presence!