When you get to the end of your rope,
Here are the Knots to hang on to:
We are hard-pressed on every side, yet Knot crushed;
We are perplexed, but Knot in despair;
Persecuted, but Knot forsaken;
Struck down, but Knot destroyed
—II Corinthians 4:8-9
A dad arrived home to see his three young boys playing in the front yard, each of them with a baby skunk. The father jumped out of his car and yelled “Run, boys, RUN!!” They each picked up their skunk and ran as fast as they could.
I need to learn to run to Jesus, to leave the problems behind, and any problem that follows me, I need to place at the feet of Jesus and leave it there. Pride will disguise itself as truth and convince me that indeed I need to do something in my own power to toss my problems, but the truth is I need to fully rely on Him.
John Stallings penned a perfect song for what I am now trying to absorb, Learning to Lean. Here are a few of the lyrics, and a video, just in case you’re interested.
All He asks is a childlike trust
And a heart that is learning to lean
Learning to lean, learning to lean,
I’m learning to lean on Jesus
Finding more power that I’ve ever dreamed
Since I’m learning to lean on Jesus.