How many times do we attempt to remain strong on our own, while facing a difficult moment of circumstance? In James 4:9-10, we read…“Let there be tears for the wrong things you have done. Let there be sorrow and sincere grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. (10) Then when you realize your worthlessness before the Lord, he will lift you up, encourage and help you.”
Why do we attempt to hold ourselves up during the difficult times, when we know that we aren’t strong enough? Don’t we realize that when we try to remain tough during these times; that we are only trying to fight a battle that is too strong for us to fight alone? When we hold tightly to the reins of our lives, our prayers become of no effect because while we are trying to remain strong and tough through it all; in a sense, we are pushing God back, when He longs to do His best for us.
While facing these difficult times, we need to let go of the moments that are just too difficult for us to handle. Even though the heart may break and the tears may fall; these moments become the time, when we relay a humble message to God that we are weak and He is strong, which allows the door of our hearts to open up, so He can enter in and begin a good work within us.
There can be times, when we feel that we just aren’t worthy of God’s help. Maybe we have done something wrong in this present time or in the past; so we try to remain tough because we haven’t come to grips with the thought that we can still be worthy of God’s help. We must remember that God’s Son died for moments such as these. The brutal price that His Son paid for us was because He knew that we would need forgiveness; for what we see, as the worst sin ever. When we can truly come to see that we are worthy of what Jesus died for; then we will be able to let go and fall humbly into the arms of the One, who longs so much to help us during the difficult times.
Today, we need to remember that humbleness is what draws us into the presence of God and once we are willing to see that we can be found worthy of God’s help; these will become the moments, when God walks in our direction, to lift us to our feet, as He becomes the crutch for us to lean on, until we have walked out of the moments that once seemed hopeless.