God’s Word for Today: It. For this “week of over” there is a definite call for the word “it”. As in, “Get over it.” I cannot say how many times I have probably heard this statement. And, with shame I will admit that I cannot begin to count how many times I have told someone else to “Get over it.”
It is amazing how many subjects the word “it” covers. Typically when I am telling someone to “get over it”, I am suggesting that I really don’t want to hear what they have to say anymore. Especially if it is delivered with anger. Then, we might add a few other choice words to go along with it. Isn’t it amazing how someone’s anger tends to return actions of anger? A person might start out calm, cool, and collected. But sooner or later if you receive enough of it, that anger festers and quickly explodes back.
Sadness is another “it” that seems rather heavy at times. You may be just happily dancing thru your day and someone comes along wanting to share their load. When they start in with their problems, it is like they are bringing a cloud to your sunshiny day. All you really want them to do is, “get over it”. You might not verbalize it. But you sure as heck think it. As a matter of fact, your brain is so full of thinking, “just get over it”, you don’t have any room left to absorb what your friend is trying to say. I am guilty. I continue to have to work on this phase of caring. I mean after all, I have enough problems myself that I really don’t want the burden of others. “It” needs attention sometimes. “It” can be the best thing you accept from your friend. Someday, you might need to share your “it” with them.
Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths”.
God will never tell you to “get over it”. He knows exactly what your “it” is. He knows your pain. He knows the burden you carry. God doesn’t sit there and halfway listen to your words. He hears every one of your words. God isn’t busy thinking of an answer while you are speaking to Him. God is not secretly hoping that you will hurry up and say what you need to so He can get on with His day.
As a matter of fact, God is waiting for you to show up. God wants to hear your anger. Even if the anger is directed solely at God himself. He will listen for hours, it that what it takes. God will listen for days, weeks, months, years. And guaranteed, God will never tell you to “get over it”.
It is the same with your pain that is tearing you apart. Whether it is physical pain that seems to distract your every waking minute. Or, a pain in your heart from a loss that has changed your life forever. God is your best listener. God really wants to hear what you have to say. You have lots of questions about your pain. You don’t understand the “why”. You just know that “It” is not fair.
Today, take your “it” and share with God. Stop spending your time trying to unload your “it” on someone else who has enough of their own “its” to handle. Once you give your “it” to God, I guarantee their will come someone knocking at your door, or someone you run into just by chance, that God has sent specifically to help you with your “it”. Trust in the Lord, He is the only one with the understanding that will help you get over it……………………….
Prayer: Dear God, today I am angry. Today, I am sad. Today I hurt. Today, I can no longer handle the anger, the sadness, and the pain on my own. Lord, I don’t know why you allowed this to happen to me. What did I ever do to you God? Why do I have to carry this burden? I don’t want this. I am tired of “it”. But God, I know deep down that you love me. I know that you God, are the only one who can help me carry my “it”. Forgive me for trying to blame my “it” on you God. More importantly, help me to stop blaming myself for my “it”. Today Lord, just help me begin to handle my “it”. Then, you and I together God, can start to get over “it”. In Jesus name I pray. Amen