Are you tired of chasing pretty rainbows
Are you tired of spinning round and round
Wrap up all the shattered dreams of your life
And at the feet of Jesus lay them down


Give them all
Give them all

Give them all to Jesus
Shattered dreams, wounded hearts, broken toys
Give them all

Give them all

Give them all to Jesus
And He will turn your sorrows into joy

Phil Johnson


Since having 2 kids and living life as a working mom for the past few years, I was tired.   Sadly enough, in trying to do what was good for my family, I was missing out on what was and is truly GOOD. 


Days of anxiety, worry and guilt would pass by rushed.  Rushed through worship, rushed though prayer, rushed through loving my children and husband, rushed through work.  What was the rush?


I was spinning round and round, trying to deal with my worries as I was worrying.  Deep in my heart, I believed and knew that the only way to true freedom and joy was to give it all to Jesus but just could not let it all go.  I struggled to “surrender” it all to Jesus. 

 “But God…”


My family, including my then 9-month-old baby, all got COVID.  I took a leave from my job to take “extra” care of my kids.  I intended this time to be for my kids but God in His great mercy took “extra” care of me by bringing me to my knees; the place where I could hear His still small voice.  I confessed, Lord, I miss You.  Lord, I want be in the safety and comfort of your arms once again.  The weeping and repenting began as God graciously eliminated the idols in my life that were promising false satisfaction and joy.  God graciously turned my eyes and heart towards him and changed my mourning into dancing.


As I spent my days on my knees presenting my requests to God in everything, the peace of God that transcends all understanding filled my life.  What I could not courageously do on my own, He provided the faith through His Word and prayer to surrender and give it all to Jesus.  His grace is sufficient.  My place of delight and satisfaction is with my Father who fills me with true satisfaction of knowing Him and communing with Him.  Truly, the Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing (Psalm 23:1).


Where are you in your journey with our Heavenly Father?  I encourage you to pray.  I encourage you to courageously step away or slow down “busyness” to spend time in the arms of our loving Father who truly satisfies you with good things (Psalm 103:5).  I encourage you to lay it all down at the feet of Jesus that which is causing the rush, the anxiety, the distractions, and/or the overwhelming feelings.  May the peace of God that transcends all understanding guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Do not be anxious about anything, but in EVERY SITUATION, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7


Janet Kwon serves as a Sunday School Teacher at GRC.

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