Let God Fix It
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” Isaiah 53:4
I have lived my life literally becoming all things to all men so that I can by all means win some. On recent occasions, I counseled people who were severely depressed. By the end of the conversation, they were happy, hopeful and free and I was now feeling their pain. I had absorbed it, and those spirits that were oppressing them were now oppressing me. It’s like someone taking off their dirty clothes and you putting it on yourself. They’re singing and dancing while you’re standing there covered in their issue. But how did Jesus reach people? How did He do it? He was able to minister to others without absorbing their problems. He was able to meet a need without becoming needy. He was able to heal them without becoming sick Himself. He didn’t take on their grief, He carried it away. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. “Borne” means to lift and “carried” well means to carry. We don’t have to bear our sister or brother’s burden at the risk of our own well-being. That’s not loving ourselves or the other person. God instructs us to let Him get involved right away, pointing them to Christ, so He can carry it away. That way, in the end, everyone’s happy. We must learn to cover ourselves in prayer so that we are not affected by the same spirit that is oppressing others. We’re no one’s savior. Jesus is our Savior, He is our Healer, He is our Fixer, He is our Peace and He is our Calm. Take people to Him and let Him fix it supernaturally. Let Him brighten their countenance and make their dark skies bright again. This way both of you can be happy when it’s all said and done and not just one.
Prayer: Help me Father to always remember to take people to You and let You handle what I can’t bear. Help me Lord to not try to play Your part. You gave me this heart that loves to reach people right where they are. But the reaching, changing and healing part is all Yours. Help me stay in my lane and in the grace You have given me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.