The house was stone quiet. I was all alone. Even though it was past midnight, I could not sleep. I lie there staring up at the ceiling in the dark. I had no peace. It had been a difficult couple of years. I had tried lots of different things. The new relationships, the new house, the new clothes, the new gym — none of it helped. I was thrashing around in my life trying to find something that would make a difference. I lie there, heavy with resignation that the rest of my life was going to be some form of struggle. Nothing was working. So, the next day… I threw in the towel.
I had enough of trying it my way, and in a fit of frustration I cried out to Jesus and said, “I can’t do this anymore. I am so tired. My way is not working. I am giving everything to you — my whole life. I have no idea what is going to happen, but it’s got to be better than this.”
By letting go of my way, and following Christ’s way, I found peace. The struggle was over. The frustration gone. In its place were clarity, confidence, and joy. It was as if I had discovered a secret map leading me right to the buried treasure. My search was over. I finally found what I had been looking for, and it was right in front of me the entire time.
“I am the way and the truth and the life.” – John 14:6
Originally posted 2018-05-10 00:30:28.