“He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.” – 2 Corinthians 1:4 MSG
The eternal stoic struggles under the pressure. Her legs wobble beneath her as she adjusts her grip. Stress is defined by the distance between where you are and where you have to be. It’s the difference between what you can do and what is required of you. She completes each step with gratitude because it’s one she’s never sure she can make. She’s building the bridge that she’s walking across.
Every once in a while, she loses her certainty. It’s when she’s not sure she’s building the right bridge, taking the right steps, or gripping where she needs to grip. She’s afraid, not of hard work, but of waisting her time.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” – Psalm 127:1 ESV
It’s time for her to give the dreams to Him. Ask Him to build the house. It’s time for her to tell Him about her fears. Let Him watch over her city. I don’t know why we gravitate to Do-It-Yourself-Help. Or why we split ourselves in two trying to stay calm on the outside while we’re burning the candle at both ends on the inside.
God never told us to learn to walk without Him. He never rewarded self-sufficiency. But, we live in a world that does and sometimes we forget who we are. Strangers in a strange land. When we try to work like the godless world works, it’s nothing but lost sleep and anxiety. We were not meant to be successful in a system that doesn’t need God to bring it to life. We’re not machines, we’re His children. We’re not uniformed industry, we’re free spirited flesh and blood. And we need sleep.
Give it to Him.
“It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.”– Psalm 127:2 ESV