Have you ever gone to use a CD player, or a lamp, or a computer and for some reason it just will not work. You try every thing you can think of, and still it will not work. Eventually, when you are just about to throw said item across the room in a fit of rage, someone comes in and points out that has actually been unplugged. The whole time.
What an idiot! How on earth could I be so stupid?
But you know what? I’ve got a confession to make. I actually do this all the time. Not just with with electrical equipment though, with my life.
I try and do things on my own, in my own way, but somehow that never seems to work. And then at last I realise the problem: I’m not plugged in! Not to an electrical supply though. No, I’m not plugged in to God, and if it’s not plugged in, it’s not going to work!
But how do we get plugged in to God? That’s an easy one. We have to let him have control. We give him our life and say “here, it’s yours do with it what you want.” This may sound scary, it may sound hard, but honestly, it’s the best way to live. It’s the only way to live life well.
I did that, when I was a young girl. The problem is I like to pull the plug on a lot of areas in my life.
I don’t let God have full control.
That’s when things start to get difficult. I notice that things aren’t going as they should, that something is missing.
The problem is after a while we worry that we won’t be be able to get plugged back in. It feels so impossible, like the plug won’t fit the socket anymore. It feels like we are all alone.
But that’s just not true! The plug will always fit back in the socket. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, or what’s been said or done, God will always accept you back.
Running into your arms of grace,
With no reason to hide away,
It’s not the first time I’ve been in this place.
I’m coming home again,
I’m welcomed home again.
Arms of Grace by Beth Croft