Do you ever wonder why your life seems to stay in a mess? James 4 tells us that most of our problems come from within. We want to blame others for our problems but we covet and don’t possess. We kill and envy but never obtain. We fight and wage war. We do not possess because we don’t ask and even when we ask we ask for money to spend on our passions. James calls that adultery. We cannot love God and love the world.
How do we fix “our mess”? We can’t but God can. God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. When we submit to God we can resist the Devil and he will flee from us. Cleanse our hands. Purify our hearts. When we humble ourselves before God he will exalt us.
Don’t let life weigh you down. Cast all your cares upon him because he cares for you.