wrapped around the axle

About a week ago, I posted about the funk I was in.  Well, I am happy to say that it is lifted.  I have come to realize that much of my funk was due to the fact that I was getting REALLY wrapped around the axle about the fact that my needs (or perceived needs) weren’t being fulfilled as I thought they should be.  And so the downward spiral began.  You know, I read things like “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Phil 4.6) and I think to myself, “Yeah…I do that.”  But I’m wrong.  Dead wrong.  While my anxiety may not look like many other people’s anxiety, it is still a very present weakness.  And the enemy has sport at my expense by passing off my anxiety as “natural concern” or “logical requests” so I don’t see it for what it really is. 

The truth is God wants me to bring my concerns to him.  He wants me to say, “Father, I feel like this need is not being met and I’m not sure what to do with that.”  He wants my hearts cry to be, “Abba, please help me be patient as you refine this need or meet it in some unexpected way.”  And you know what?  That’s hard.  It requires humility and patience both of which are on short supply in my life so it would seem. 

So I am thankful for the unmerited and unlimitless patience of God.  And I am thankful that “…God will meet all [my] needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4.19).  And what better promise is there in life than that?

What kind of neat ways have you seen God meet your needs lately?


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One Response to “wrapped around the axle”

  1. Jesus did not let him « The Pinkhammer Says:

    […] some ways, I think what I am seeing here is related to what I wrote the other day about being wrapped around the axle.  I have a feeling that although this man was left behind by Jesus in one sense of the word, Jesus […]

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