Running Out of Rope?

RopeDo you want or need a change?

Are you at the end of your rope? Are you tired of your job, your job position, or life circumstances?

New Years is around the corner and it’s a common practice to make New Year’s resolutions. We vow this next year will be different. This next year we will make the changes needed to make our life better.

We write our list, and maybe it’s to lose weight, spend more time with our kids, or get our financial situation under control. We may wake up January 1st, with the fresh feeling of change and new goals!

But what happens typically by the end of January?

The person wanting to lose weight gets their diet-tripped-up by the cupcake and falls off the wagon….

The person wanting to make a financial change has a car break down and suddenly they’re in an even deeper hole….

The person wanting to spend more time with their kids gets thrown a huge project at work….

All these life- hiccups can lead to disappointment, and maybe even giving up on the goal. Our good intentions end up in the trash.

Paul, in the Bible, was very familiar with life’s twists and turns. In Romans 7, he writes “I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn’t that the real question? The answer, thank God, is that Jesus Christ can and does” (Romans 7:24-25 MSG)

The answer to Paul’s life headaches was trusting Jesus with the mess, and learning to be content in all circumstances. (Philippians 4:11)

Of course this was not an easy route for Paul. Throughout his life, he was shackled in a dingy jail cell, shipwrecked on a remote island with deadly snakes, and had ongoing painful health problems.

We can trust God with our life completely. We can’t change on our own. We need God’s power and strength to get us through.

He can refresh us daily; we don’t have to wait for a New Year to start. (Lamentations 3:23)

Following the path,

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