Going to the Lord for help should be our first response in any situation. However, it’s not always the first step we take. Our human tendency is to go to human help first, reaching forth to what is naturally seen. As we grow in the Lord, our divine tendency becomes the norm and the supernatural becomes the natural. We come to Him, first, quickly, with surety in our steps.
If we have marriage difficulties, we may think of going to a marriage counselor. If we have problems handling finances, we may look for a financial expert. If we have problems with our family or other relationships, we may reach for coaches, or other “experts.” All of these resources are valuable, but only after going to the Lord. The Lord uses various avenues to help us walk in our freedom and guides us accordingly, but His instructions differ from person to person. We are to come to Him first, expecting His healing touch and trusting His Lordship.
Every difficulty we encounter can become a heavy weight if we don’t go to the Lord first. One way we can know we need to do so, is when we feel heavy laden. Our Lord’s burden is light; His yoke is easy. He bore our weaknesses on the cross. He is alive today to carry our burdens. We go to the Lord first and we find rest for our souls, from glory to glory!
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”