I have often over the last year wished that there was someone I could hand my life over to for a few days or a week, and leave them to run it for me, while I go and sip cocktails in a resort or something.
So I was interested to hear at bible study last week that the phrase "Be Still" from PS 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God" has the same root word as that from which we get the term "vacation". So, and this is probably drawing a long bow when it comes to translation of the bible, we could take the idea of the verse to be 'take a break and know that I am God'.
It struck me that when I feel like handing over the reins to someone imaginary person so I can have a break, I should be handing it all over to God instead. Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean I get to sip cocktails in a resort, but it does mean I can hand my worries and stressed over to Him, who is infinitely more qualified to deal with life's crises than I am!
It brings to mind Isaiah 53:4: "Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted."
I haven't really tried this approach yet, but I will keep it in mind for the next time I feel like checking out of my life for a while.
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