A New Normal

Did you ever have a thought that just spiraled out of control?  You see one thing, which produces a response in your brain.  Then that one thought leads to another thought and before you know it your possible problem has become huge and you are overwhelmed?  I have been there.  More times than I can tell you.   But there is a problem with that kind of lifestyle.  First of all, most of the thoughts you have never happen, so it’s false.  Second of all, you will get pushed and pummeled through life instead of actually living. But this is how most of us live….in a reactive state rather than a proactive state.  We don’t control our brains.  They often control us.  And it is hard to live the reverse, because we have not been taught to control our brains.  It feels really hard on our flesh.  But it is the best kind of life we can live.  The question is how do you get there?

The answer is you come to know Jesus.  You spend time finding out who He is.  And one of His favorite roles to play is Rescuer, Savior.  He is pretty amazing at playing that role.  And honestly, He longs for you to allow Him to rescue you.  Most of the reason we don’t experience Jesus as Rescuer is because we don’t allow Him to be it in our lives.  We think we can figure it our better than He can.  It is our form of control.  But check out what Isaiah 43:1-3 says: “Israel, the Lord who created you says, ‘Do not be afraid—I will save you.  I have called you by name—you are mine. When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burned; the hard trials that come will not hurt you. For I am the Lord your God, the holy God of Israel, who saves you.”

He longs to rescue you!  And the only way to experience His rescuing is by creating a relationship with Him.  Reading a few verses in the Bible, a great devotional, and talking to Him.  Feels weird, right?  How do you talk to Him?  Easy.  Be honest.  Tell Him this feels weird.  Tell Him you don’t know what to say or how to begin.  Tell Him you need Him to rescue you in a specific area, that you can’t figure out.  And ask Him to lead you.  John 10:3-5 tells you that you as a friend of Jesus know His voice and won’t listen to the voice that isn’t His.  Trust Him.  He will guide you in your heart in the perfect way, so you begin to know and trust His voice.  He longs to rescue you.  Will you let Him?



About ajoyborrelli

My daughter, Emme, came into my life in December of 2011. I recently resigned a teaching position to be a stay at home mom and take care of her. This blog chronicles our days, activities, and lessons learned along the way!
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