Calling on the expert repairman
As men, if we have ever tried to repair something and failed, we know how miserable a feeling that can be.
Married women should appreciate the sign that was outside an automotive repair shop: “We Will Fix What Your Husband Fixed.”
Whether the problem is the car or plumbing, it’s usually better off, in the long run, to place our trust in the hands of someone who is skilled, knowledgeable and knows what they are doing.
So it is with the sin and the struggles within us that resist our efforts to mend them. Jeremiah denounced the greedy prophets and priest of his day who “healed the hurt of (God’s) people slightly saying, peace, peace, when there is no peace.” (Jeremiah 6:14)
They had no desire to change themselves nor lead the people to spiritual transformation. So God called for the people to follow His ways.
“Thus saith the Lord, stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therin and ye shall find rest for your souls.” (Jeremiah 6:16)
Centuries later, Jesus would say, “Come unto me all ye labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
Friends, the parts of our lives that we have tried and failed to repair on our own, can always be restored by God, “The Expert Repairman” Let’s call on Him, shall we?