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15 April – “I’ve Got You!”


“I’ve got this and I’ve got you,” are the words used to tell someone that you can or will deal with something with and for them and you have their back. It’s an offer of help, and to lift our load and burdens.

It’s actually what God regularly whispers to me when I am on the verge of a meltdown or getting into worry. He says, “It’s OK, I’ve got this, and “I’ve got you”.  The question I then have to ask myself is will I accept His offer to help and listen to His reassurance, or will I live independent of God’s assistance and try to do it all by myself as I get into worry and think I have to handle it all by myself?

An independent person is someone who usually does not rely on others and who prefers to do tasks alone. Interestingly in life we are practically taught and encouraged from the moment we can walk to be independent, which is all very well and good.

However, there is also a valid place for dependence and interdependence where we seek to work with others and depend on their skills, support and presence. That’s because we  actually aren’t designed by God to do everything alone, but to have others around us who can assist and compliment us. This dependence undoubtedly can be annoying and threatening at times because it means we have to admit we need others, and sometimes even benefit from relying on them to some extent. An everyday example would be the little issue of requiring help after struggling and straining to open a jar for the first time, and then someone else comes along and says, “I’ve got this”, and pops it open easily for us.” Or perhaps the more confronting occasions where we find ourselves needing help emotionally, spiritually or mentally, and knowing we should ask and accept help from others.

God’s, “I’ve got this and I’ve got you” moments are much the same. We can be struggling, worrying and toiling over an issue attempting to handle it all by ourself, when God is right there wanting to help and reassure us. He either looks for opportunities to take the weight of situations off our hands so as to lighten our load, or He seeks to give us His wisdom and a better and simpler way to handle our circumstances. The question then is, “will we allow Him to?”

Today, instead of trying to be so independent, why not allow God to help you deal with whatever you are facing. Nothing is so difficult, insignificant or too much trouble for Him and more than anything He wants us to know that He loves and cares for us. He’s there to help, guide and direct if we’ll let Him. It’s just takes deciding to receive His assistance in whatever form he sends it, and then just doing what He says? Because, “He’s got this, and He’s got you!”

“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:13)

“When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end— Because I am God, your personal God.” (Isaiah 43:1-3 The Message)

Prayer: Lord thank you that you are more than capable of handling all my stuff and that you want to help me with everything I’m facing in my life. Thanks that “you’ve got this today and you’ve got me!” In Jesus name Amen.

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