I Will Make Room For You

There’s just so much. Sometimes I feel like those are the only words I have when I pray. And I don’t think I’m the only one there, I think a lot of us are right there. Words fall short of expressing how much we need God to move in our lives - and absolutely yes in our Nation, but not only there— very much so in personal lives too. There is just so much. Everyone is walking through something and those things are heavy, and then add the brokenness, division and pain in our Nation on top, and to keep going..not just our Nation but our world and it all seems impossible to fix. Words fall short and sometimes it’s exhausting trying to even find words. But I rest in knowing that my few words “there’s just so much” reach the ears of God and He understands and feels the weight with which they are said. He knows.

I woke up this morning with this song in my head, ( https://youtu.be/wrQuKK6jz-4 ) which was in my head a few days ago too, randomly. I haven’t actually listened to it in years. And then today as I walked into an appointment, this exact song was playing when I walked into the building. It’s called Make Room and the lyrics say:

Here is where I lay it down
Every burden, every crown
This is my surrender
This is my surrender
Here is where I lay it down
Every lie and every doubt
This is my surrender
And I will make room for You
To do whatever You want to
To do whatever You want to
I will make room for You
To do whatever You want to
To do whatever You want to

Shake up the ground of all my tradition
Break down the walls of all my religion
Your way is better

There’s just so much. And we carry it all around, trying to think of solutions and what to do and how exactly to ask God to move..and while, yes, we should be proactive and try to find and act on solutions, and yes we should ask God to help in specific ways…we also, sometimes, need to just lay it all down and say God, there is so much. God, help— do what only you can do. I can’t find a solution, and I don’t know what to ask you to do, but I need you to move. So I lay it all down, every situation and along with it I lay down every preconceived idea of how I think you should move or how I want you to move and I make room for you to just come and do what you want, how you want to do it. I just need you to do something because this has to change.

We put God in a box way too much, even if we think we don’t— we do. And I’m praying and I’m believing that God IS about to move in your personal situation and in our global situations and it will be huge. But we need to make room because I believe He’s about to break out of every box we’ve ever placed Him and His power in. Right now is the time to set aside those preconceived ideas and ask him to highlight the misconceptions we’ve picked up about who He is and how He moves because He is about to move. And if we don’t make room, we might miss it completely or misunderstand it. He’s coming, and He’s going to move in our world, in our Nation, in our States, in our Cities, in our homes and in our personal lives like we’ve not experienced before. He’s about to shake up the ground of all our traditions and break down the walls of all our religions. Are you ready for it? Are you desperate for Him to come and move..even if it’s not the way you think He would do it?

Ask the Lord, where do I need to make room for you? Let Him highlight to you the spaces you need to prepare for Him to move. There’s just so much, and it’s heavy and God did not intend for us to be buried under that weight, it’s time we ask Him to and allow Him to come and move, to help us, to do what He wants, how He wants. Open your mind, open your heart, be ready for the unexpected- lay it all down, all of it, and open your hands to Heaven and wait for hope to appear. It’s coming.

Lamentations 3:19-40

I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness,
the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed.
I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—
the feeling of hitting the bottom.
But there’s one other thing I remember,
and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:
God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He’s all I’ve got left.
God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits,
to the woman who diligently seeks.
It’s a good thing to quietly hope,
quietly hope for help from God.
It’s a good thing when you’re young
to stick it out through the hard times.
When life is heavy and hard to take,
go off by yourself. Enter the silence.
Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions:
Wait for hope to appear.
Don’t run from trouble. Take it full-face.
The “worst” is never the worst.
Why? Because the Master won’t ever
walk out and fail to return.
If he works severely, he also works tenderly.
His stockpiles of loyal love are immense.
He takes no pleasure in making life hard,
in throwing roadblocks in the way:
Stomping down hard
on luckless prisoners,
Refusing justice to victims
in the court of High God,
Tampering with evidence—
the Master does not approve of such things.
Who do you think “spoke and it happened”?
It’s the Master who gives such orders.
Doesn’t the High God speak everything,
good things and hard things alike, into being?
And why would anyone gifted with life
complain when punished for sin?
Let’s take a good look at the way we’re living
and reorder our lives under God.

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