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I can’t seem to get over it

Luke 10:38-42  Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. (39)  And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. (40)  But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” (41)  But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, (42)  but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” 

If you are married or have a sibling that is male, you will notice how things do not bother them for long. It is as if it is, that when a bad thing happens to them, they get over it pretty fast. They don’t talk about it and they don’t seem depressed. But it seems that it’s more difficult for us as women.

We tend to think about it each and every day, for days on end. We walk around with lower lip hanging on our feet and we cry about it for weeks to come. The bad thing that has happened to us, take away our joy and it takes over our inner thought world because when we aren’t busy, we think about the pain that the person or situation has caused us. We can become so obsessive about it, that when we try to spend time with God, we aren’t able to concentrate. It also takes over our prayers. It’s all that we can talk about to the Lord.

When we look at Martha, she was busy tending to the people. Maybe she cooked for them or she serviced them but whatever it was, Martha was busy. All this busyness was taking over her time and her thoughts. The time and thoughts that were better to spend on Jesus, at His feet and listening to what He was saying.

This hurtful thing that this person have done towards you or this hard time that you are going through, is it taking over your thoughts? Is it the only thing playing over and over in your head? Have it taken over your conversation with God? Is it distracting you from hearing what the Lord wants to say to you, through His Word? If your answer is yes on any one of these, then you’re a Martha. You need to go and sit at the feet of Jesus. Go give this hard time or person that have hurt you, to Him. Ask Him to help This hurtful thing that this person has done towards you or this hard time that you are going through, is it taking over your thoughts? Is it the only thing playing over and over in your head? Has it taken over your conversation with God? Is it distracting you from hearing what the Lord wants to say to you, through His Word? If your answer is yes on any one of these, then you’re a Martha. You need to go and sit at the feet of Jesus. Go give this hard time or person that has hurt you, to Him. Ask Him to help you with this and if you need to forgive, ask Jesus to help you with that as well. Then you leave it there. You do not think about it more than you should.

Get quiet in your insides.

Hear what Jesus wants to say to you through His Word. Start enjoying the time with Him again. Leave it. Trust Him. Have peace again.