Pastor’s Pen

How to Hold it All Together

                  Some days it can feel overwhelming to keep everything going, stay on top of endless projects, and keep the family running smoothly. None of us were issued capes, so none of us have any “superpowers” to do all these things! How do we hold it all together?

                  The Bible says that Jesus “is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17). Jesus holds the whole universe together—every star, planet, element, and atom—it’s all held together by the power and will of Jesus! Think about that… we take for granted that we are just a tiny speck in the vast universe. We have no ability to keep our earth and all the planets spinning and rotating around the sun. We trust God to take care of all those big things. And yet, we think we can control our personal lives.

The truth is, we have a lot less control than we think. To some people, that’s a scary thought! But to a Christian, it’s liberating. When the weight of the world is on your shoulders, it’s debilitating and makes you feel anxious and overwhelmed. When you put that weight on God’s shoulders, it’s so freeing. If He can hold the whole universe together, He is more than capable of holding your life together too!

With that freedom comes the acknowledgement that “He is before all things.” It’s easy to get that the other way around. We try to fit Jesus into our already crowded schedule and mind. How easy is it to focus on God’s Word when you’ve been filling it with social media, news, videos, email, and whatever else? There’s not much room left for Jesus when our minds and schedules are already full.

If you want the freedom that comes from Jesus holding your life together, He needs to come first in every area of your life. Dedicate the first part of your day, the first day of your week, and the first portion of your income to Him and see the difference it makes in your life!

Jesus said, “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33). Seeking Him first might mean changing your schedule. You might not have as much time for some of the things you’re doing now. But when you put Him first, He promises to take care of the rest, holding it all together for you. Isn’t that worth it?

Our Life Group Bible Studies have begun, so don’t miss out on the seven areas of our lives God wants to TRANSFORM! It’s such an encouragement, so get some info from the Welcome Center or contact the church office to get involved!

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind!