This week I am blessed to be a part of the conversation on Suzie Eller’s blog. Today’s topic is anchored. I have been thinking about where my life is anchored and I came up with an acrostic.
All things (Philippians 4:13): This is my life verse. I was blessed to have the same one on one aide from the time I entered third grade until I graduated from high school. She used to remind of this verse all of the time. I am a wee bit perfectionist and I get frustrated with myself easily. It was in those moments she would say, “Sarah, you can’t do everything perfectly, but if you let Him, God will help you do things you never thought possible”. She is now in Heaven, but the things she taught me live on in my heart and mind.
Nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37): This verse is on my bedroom wall. It reminds me of my life story. When i was born with a birth defect, doctors told my parents, “We are not sure about her capabilities. She may never be able to walk or talk” I did not walk with a walker until I was about 6 years old, but with God’s help, I did. He can make what seems impossible to you and I possible.
Cast all your cares on Him (Psalm 55:22): What does it means to cast all your cares on Him? It means I don’t have to worry or fret over the things I can’t control. All I need to do is to give them to God. How do I do that? By talking to God. It seems so simple doesn’t it? Then why don’t we do it? I have had a hard time because I do not want to be a burden to anyone…not even God.
The He reminds me, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NIV)