I have a confession to make. I am a control freak. There it is, in print, my dirty little secret. My family knows this about me, and they constantly tell me to relax, that not everything falls on my shoulders and that I need to accept help.
There is a lot of pressure that I put on myself trying to be in control of all aspects of my family, my work and my emotions. When I start to falter and need help, I feel a sense of failure and weakness.
Jesus says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega. I am the beginning and the end.” Those are powerful words and powerful imagery. To me, they are comforting words.
If God is the beginning and the end, then God is everything in-between. I’m not perfect, and I know I can’t be in control of everything. God meets me in my weakness and lifts me up. God is walking with me from beginning to end and throughout everything in-between. God is there when I falter. I need to relax and trust in God to help.
God of strength, you are ever-present. Help us to know that you are there from beginning to end and we can trust in you. Amen. — GB