I die every day–I mean that, brothers – just as surely as I glory over you in Christ Jesus our Lord. 1st Corinthians 15:31
Her problems were too big for her. She was not able to change any part of her situation on her own, no matter how much she tried. The children needed to be fed. They needed to find the money from somewhere to feed, clothe, and provide shelter. Some days she was strong. But other days her world came crushing down upon her. Her husband tried to comfort her and encourage her with his faith. But one night even his warmest hug just would not do. They prayed together that the Lord would take care of them. Then she cried herself to sleep. She died to all her woes.
The next day she woke to the same situation. She would have to die again. It is like that for every Christian. We do not leave our world when we pray to God. We wake up and have to renounce our distractions all over again. We need to turn from our earthly goals and seek our Savior. We need to stop trying to carry our burdens on our own. We need Jesus! We need to die to all that we have here, take up our cross, and follow our Redeemer right through the grave and on into the dawning of a new day! It is constant. It does not happen once and for all. This is carrying our cross. We turn our eyes off of our misery and trials. Our death is seeking rest in Christ, handing over our burdens, then giving up our spirit! Do we die every day to this world to rise in Him?
Help us give up all our distractions and die to all that we see here. Help us let go and finally find our life in You, we pray!