“…Being confident of this,
that he who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion
until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 1:6 (NIV)
Tammy spent years trying to make the “right” choices. She went to the “right” college, married the “right” kind of man, got a job in the “right” field. But for all her choices, Tammy often felt disconnected from God.
She felt more like she was going through the motions than she was living a productive life. Tammy was terrified that she would make a mistake and that fear was smothering her. She did not even realize it until her three-year-old got sick and hospitalized.
Tammy’s mother caught a plane and joined her as they waited for news at the local hospital. “I cannot do it anymore, Mom,” Tammy confessed. “I’m overwhelmed and frazzled, and my soul feels like it can’t breathe.”
For hours, Tammy’s mom listened as she poured out her pain. Then Tammy’s mother made a simple suggestion. “Stop trying so hard. God has begun a good work in you, and He will see it through. He is not counting on your strength or will. You don’t have to do anything but cling to the Lord.”
God, help me when I feel like it all depends on me. Remind me that my life is yours, and You are completing a good work in me. I surrender everything I have into Your hands. Help me to focus on just clinging to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.