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Blog: Lee Younger

Use Him!

CCC Oak Ridge

Some of y’all are just absolutely struggling right now. I read your posts and my heart breaks, because in the words of my friend Bill, “You’re dying in a pile!” And look, I get it. When I read what you guys are going through, I understand why you’re feeling so down and out. I understand why you’re confused and frustrated. I completely feel you on the fact that you are ‘over it.’ I would be too. In fact, I go through those same seasons. Life can get out of control and it can get overwhelming real fast.

And here’s the crappy part: Sometimes when you’re in that hard season, people in church can say really stupid stuff that’s nowhere in the Bible... Like this, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” - WHAT?! Two things: 1. That is NOT a Bible verse. Period. It’s not in there, anywhere. 2. I absolutely guarantee that God will give you more than you can handle. That’s the way He rolls. And why is that? Because, He wants you to need Him. He wants you to call out for His help. He likes being used. He really does. He loves to take care of you, and He wants you to know you need Him. 

Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Okay, did you catch that? Whenever you’re in trouble, He’s the ever-present help! He’s right there just waiting for you to say, “Help me!” Whatever problem you have, He wants you to call out on Him. God knows your life is too much for you to handle. He likes it that way because He loves to be your knight in shining armor. He wanted to be your helper. He wants you to ask for His aid. Some of y’all are suffering through life on your own steam when God is waiting on you to call out to Him.

Right now as I type this, the grass on my lawn is getting out of control, and my mower is busted. The cool thing is that I have this friend named Thomas who offers to come over and mow it for free just because he’s my dang boy. The absolute dumbest thing I could do in this world would be to go out to my yard, get down on my hands and knees with a pair of scissors and mow my own grass. I mean, Thomas is a phone call away! He wants to mow! He loves to mow! He knows my mower is busted and he loves to help me! Why on earth would I hesitate to call him? Good question.