I think I finally figured it out! The past couple of weeks have really been stressful for me. Now I know why. I’ve been trying to do things in my own strength. It’s easy to say, “Let God handle it.” It’s much, much harder to do it.
This morning I woke up a little early and was tempted to go back to sleep. Instead God led me to Psalms 42. As I was reading David’s complaint to God, I noticed his continual offering of praise in the midst of his difficulties.
Why is it so hard to let go of things and let God work? I think it’s partly because we stop praising him. It is HIS breath in our lungs. HIS Spirit powers our very being. HE is the reason we wake up and keep going regardless of our circumstances. HIS breath ignites our life and our praise.
So today, although I have mountains of work and trouble stirring around me, I’m going to praise God continually and thank Him for this day, this work, and HIS breath to conquer it all.