The ‘it is what it is’ state of mind can be dangerous. This is saying, there are things happening outside of my control, there is nothing I can do to change what I’m going through or what the outcome might be. You deeply believe that this is it, the cards you’ve been dealt and now you just have to suck it up and deal with what you’re going through.
And you know what, in a way, you’re right! There are always going to be things that happen outside of our control and sometimes you do have to suck it up, but you don’t have to do it alone.
I’ve been there, in that state of mind and it is a dangerous place to be. It consumes everything you have inside of you. You fully embrace becoming the victim of your circumstances.
Matthew 9:12-13 reads, Healthy people don’t need a doctor, sick people do. Now go and learn the meaning of this scripture ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.
My soul is not healthy and I cannot do this on my own. I have tried to deal with the hurt outside of my control for years before I turned to the ultimate Counselor who healed me whole from the inside out. I know what it’s like to be wrecked and hopeless. The healing I have experienced in the last few years is why I cannot go back. It’s not even a thought because He makes this hard life easier to deal with.
I’ve been told, you don’t need God to be a nice person. You’re right. There are many things God has called Christians to be that are instinctive in all of us (believer or not, but it’s because He designed us that way) and Church and the Bible isn’t needed to tell you how to do those things. But tell me how healing that hurt you try to bury deep deep in you, is working out without God.
There is a doctor who has the power to heal you from the inside out. That is why, in the wake of a tragedy you can easily trace the number of believers as they turn to God and give their hurt to Christ. The statistics of people coming to Christ after a school shooting, church shooting or small town tragedy that are tracked, multiply.
When the ship is sinking, turn to the One who can blow life into your sails and keep you going. There is a physical, mental and emotional component that is experienced every time you seek God for healing.
Christians don’t need Him because they are good people. Christians need God and the healing that Jesus provides because they have faced a harsh reality and have admitted they are bad people and want to turn their life around and be transformed by the only One who can do it!