I can’t count how many times I have felt helpless in the last 20 months.
When I feel like I have finally conquered one concern, fear or worry, another comes creeping in and overwhelms me again. I feel helpless most of the time.
What are we to do when the things around us seem out of our control. How did we actually get here anyways? I know I’m not alone in feeling this way. I see it in the eyes of every single person I meet. I see it on every post I read. I see it all around me. This feeling of powerlessness, hopelessness, and FEAR.
There is power in prayer.
Philippians 4:6-7 “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God…. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great powers as it is working”
The beauty of this feeling of helplessness is this, it requires me to require Him. I have found myself lean further into HIM than away from Him. This is completely biblical.
2 Corinthians 12:9 tells us “”My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.”
When I am at the end of myself, He can start a new work through me. So in this time where things seem completely out of my control, I have more comfort than ever before, because when I am unable, He is more than able. I have found myself on my knees with great gratitude for Him more than ever before. I am more aware today of what He is doing in the world than I have ever been.
I have found that powerlessness is a beautiful thing, because the power comes from my prayers. So I surrender my will, acknowledge my inabilities and I give Him my cares. And He gets to work on my behalf while I line my words, and my heart up with His through prayer.
When you feel this feeling overwhelm you again, REJOICE because you can surrender to Him and He will get to work perfecting all that concerns you. If you will partner with Him in prayer.