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So today, I ask for the courage to bring all my frustrations to You, big and small. Matthew , “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (NIV) Matthew , “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (NIV) Are you a writer?I trust that You love me enough to take all my worries seriously and heal my heart. Maybe you've thought about writing, but don't know where to begin.He stops the entire meeting to say the very words that heal Martha's heart.He doesn’t shame her for interrupting or make her feel small because her need isn’t as big as saving a dying child or healing a crippling, lifelong disease.Remember, she could have stifled her feelings with that old Jesus-must-have-better-things-to-do-than-listen-to-me-whine excuse.How many times have I said to myself, Instead, Martha has enough confidence and faith in her Lord to interrupt the Bible study. Whatever insult she feels at the time, her faith is strong enough to bring the hurt to Jesus.(Luke ) As always, Jesus does not disappoint.Instead, Yes, she’s worried and distracted about many things. Focus on what’s most important, and the other worries will fall into perspective.Even her seemingly tiny problem is enough for Jesus to care about.
But Your Word tells me to call on You whenever I’m weak and heavy-burdened, no matter the reason.
While most of us read this passage and remind ourselves to be more like Mary, Martha is still my hero. I can be a Martha who knows when to put down the schedule and the to-do list and simply ask Jesus for help.
I’ll never be as naturally in the moment and easy-going as Mary; I’m not sure I was created to be. Lord, some days, the rocks that weigh me down aren’t big heartbreaks, but too many pebbles of disappointment and distraction.
“But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.
She came to him and asked, ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? ’” Luke (NIV)do when she became disappointed with her sister?