I’ve learned to move big and heavy things around myself. It takes strength, but mostly wisdom, so I don’t get hurt. I had everything the way I wanted; however, we have no closet space in the “pool house” where we will stay during renovations. After searching for weeks, I finally found the exact piece we need to store our shoes and clothing. I expect it to be delivered on Saturday by FedEx, but you know how they are; it will probably be Monday. I had to move all the heavy pieces around to fit them in. It was challenging. Two men moved these pieces in, and one little person moved them around. At one point, I wondered how I would upright a bookcase, and then it almost felt like someone helped me. It was the chair that helped, and the Holy Spirit for giving me the confidence I needed to use it.
Two words to remember today - relinquish and release. Moving the furniture was a test of physical strength and wisdom, but spiritual strength and wisdom come from God through the Holy Spirit. If you feel overwhelmed by your circumstances, don’t try to go it alone because you’re not alone. You have the power of the Holy Spirit with you, so make sure you relinquish your strength to him and rely on his power to get you through the difficulties you face. It’s a matter of surrendering to him and following his lead. You will be surprised at how much easier your problems become when you release everything to him.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. James 4:10