Daily Devotion

October 5, 2018

Are You at the Breaking Point?

“Let him have all your worries and cares.”           1Pe 5:7 TLB


In the movie Limitless, actor Bradley Cooper discovers a wonder drug that opens up the entire capacity of his brain. He can learn languages and complex math in a fraction of the time it takes normal people. He can recall almost anything he’s read or seen. He can analyze more quickly and more in-depth than the best financial gurus. He is limitless. And he leverages his ability to earn millions of dollars and achieve great success. You’re probably thinking, “Where can I get some of those pills?” Seriously, today over 50 percent of people are stressed out by their relationships. Over 60 percent are stressed out by their work. Over 70 percent are stressed out by money. If you’re saying, “I’ve hit the trifecta!” here’s the word for you today: “Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.” You say, “If you saw my schedule, you’d know why I’m at the breaking point.” Who sets your schedule each day? One of three people will. Either somebody else is going to set your schedule, or you are going to set your schedule, or you can go to God and ask Him to set your schedule. One of the reasons God allows us to reach the breaking point is to force us to come to Him for guidance, for strength, and for direction. There’s plenty in life that you can’t handle, but there’s nothing in life you and God can’t handle together. The secret is in handling only the things God wants you to handle, and entrusting the rest to Him.