No one can serve two masters.
What does it take to give it all away? How far-reaching must our faith expand to be willing to accept His will? Jesus desires the depths and breadths of our confidence in Him. He wants to hear from us that we believe Him to be the author and king of our lives. His great joy is having us whisper to Him in the quiet of our hearts, “I trust you.”
Apart from Christ, suffering is a thing that makes us question and doubt. We grow in anger, worry, anxiety, and fear. But, with a Savior who loves us, we can see in our suffering an opportunity to fully surrender our lives. In Matthew 6:24, Jesus reminds us that we cannot serve two masters. Often, this is used to describe material wealth; however, the same can be true of worry and strife. We can’t serve a master who tells us to trust Him no matter what and then turn around and serve the thief of distress. When we suffer, God blesses us with the ultimate opportunity to remove our human strength from the equation and leave it all at the cross. When we do that, with great joy, He meets us there.
Share what worries you with the Lord and trust Him to walk with you through it.