Coming Apart At The Seams
There are times in life where we can hear God telling us to ‘Get it Together’! Much like the perpetual slap on each cheek or being picked up by the scruff of the neck when we get overly anxious, God must, at times, step in to stop us in our tracks – before we head over the figurative cliff just ahead.
The momentary detour may protect us from that path we are most familiar with that seems to lead to the same old outcome. There can also be detours to make us reflect on a path that we are terrified to take because it is unfamiliar or unknown to us. Whatever it is, if you are a believer, God is constantly trying to get your attention to remind you of your purpose and His plan in your life; to help you ‘get it together’. God manages everything and will help you manage the issues of life.
God Holds Everything Together
In the Bible, there is a reminder in Colossians 1:17 that says –
“He is before all things, and in him, all things hold together.“
The verses preceding this verse provide a more detailed context but verse 17 is something we should keep in the forefront of our minds – the fact that Jesus is our Sovereign Lord and knows everything we are going through. When we feel our lives are spiraling out of control, He is aware and knows how to get it back together. How? Because “in Him, all things hold together.”
On Safe Ground
So, when you feel the pressure to conform, give in, fight or get frustrated remember your faith. Your faith, along with the voice of the Holy Spirit, will guide you to peace and understanding. You never walk alone, and you never walk without a guide or directions to ‘get it together’ – if you have Jesus Christ as your Savior. There’s also peace in knowing that God works in ways that don’t make sense to others anyway. Again, God holds everything together and will help you manage the issues of life.