Psalm 118:4-7 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can anyone do to me? The Lord is on my side as my helper . . .
There are times we all need an extra pair of hands. We have too many things to try to hold on to and juggle. Work, housework, finances, relationships, illnesses, tragedies . . . and we haven’t even turned on the TV to see what the News is reporting as happening that day in the outside world or checked our emails to see what friends need prayer! Maybe we have taken on too much, or may too much has taken on us. Doesn’t matter. We always have Our Lord right there at our side to help.
What can you turn over to the Lord? How about everything? Life isn’t an assignment chart on the fridge – God, why don’t you do these chores and I can handle the rest, thank you very much. God has a better plan. He says, “Give it all to me and let me take the whole load. I’ll hand them back to you, giving you just what you need to accomplish each one. If you feel overwhelmed later, we’ll adjust. It’s Okay. No worries.”
His arms are there to carry us, and carry out our needs. They always are. And they are so vast, they can hold all of our life situations and us too in a warm protective hug when we need it. His arms can bolster us, prod us and pat us on the back. He is our ultimate side kick, our number one fan, our coach that pushes us and trains us to excel. He is the shoulder we can cry on and the extra hand we need and the band-aid applier when we get hurt. Paul said it well, if I can paraphrase Romans 8:31. With God on our side, who can be against us? Jesus told his disciples in the book of Matthew, Chapter 11, to let him carry their burdens, to yoke up with Him at their side. Why should we not do the same?