“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” Saint Augustine
This is one of my favorite quotes. God made us to long for Him. He created us with a hole on our heart that only He could fulfill. Have you ever wondered why that guy never made you completely happy or why those material things didn’t bring you the lasting joy you thought it would. That’s because we keep trying to shove iPhones, friendships, food, or twitter popularity in a hole only God can fill. He is the only one who can fill the hole completely. Those other things may seem like they can fit in the hole but after a while you realize you’re still unhappy and unfulfilled.
“He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 NASB
So how you do find true rest, happiness, and completeness? God. He is the only thing that can give you the rest you’re looking for. Let Him have your relationships. You can’t work them out on your own. Give Him your future. It’s His plan anyway. Give Him your worries. He’s got you. Rest in Him because you will not find rest until you do.
Just let it go. Give it to Him. He didn’t create you to do this on your own. He’s here for you. So what are you going to hand over today?
“Accept the way God does things, for who can straighten what he has made crooked?” Ecclesiastes 7:13 NLT