The “Go-To” Guy

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find   grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

A couple of years ago I got hooked on the reality television show Clean House. This show focused on going into people’s homes with an insurmountable amount of clutter. The Clean House crew would go in, evaluate the situation, help the homeowners down size their possessions, and have a yard sale to raise money for improvements on the home. Once the yard sale was done, the homeowners were sent away for a couple of days to evaluate and prioritize their lives while the clean house crew began their overhaul/makeover. In the Clean House crew there was Matt who was the “go-to” guy. His job was to do build outs in closets and come up with solutions to make the home better.

Each one of us knows someone who is a “go-to” guy or gal. These are the people in our  offices, homes, families and other organizations that we know we can go to in order to get something accomplished or a problem solved. It seems that these  people know where to find the answers, the equipment or have sound advice. We  usually  hold this person  in high regard with great respect. In some cases, we may be the go-to person.

Life is full of” stuff” today. For some of us our “stuff”is a never-ending schedules of commitments and responsibilities. Other stuff may involve job loss, financial difficulties,  loss of family member, serious illness personally or within our circle of family and friends. No matter what the “stuff” may be in our lives, we have a “go-to” guy. This “go-to” guy is known as Jesus Christ. He is there 24/7 to listen to our needs.

Yes, Jesus is there to listen to our needs, our cries for help and to give us strength when life dishes out its stuff. However, we must realize that when we take our “stuff” to Christ that He may not answer the way we want answers nor in the time we think He should respond. Jesus  will answer and He will give us the solution we need.  The important thing we must do in going to our “go-to” guy, Jesus is to simply give Him our “stuff” and then trust Him and His guidance. After all, Jesus IS or SHOULD  be the most respected and well-regarded person to trust in helping us in any situation that comes our way.

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you grieving a loss of some kind? Do you feel like you have too much “stuff” going on right now? I highly recommend that you seek out the ultimate “go-to” guy, Jesus. Lay your “stuff” at His feet and then trust Him to supply you with what you need.

What A Friend

What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry EVERYTHING to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged, Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus KNOWS our every weakness, Take it to the Lord in prayer.


Are we weak and heavy laden, Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior still our refuge, Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer;

In His arms He’ll take and shield thee, Thou wilt find a solace there.

              Joseph Scriven    Charles C. Converse

Until next time, may you experience His peace that passes ALL understanding.



16 thoughts on “The “Go-To” Guy

  1. Reblogged this on ChristianBlessings and commented:
    Dear Friends in Christ and all Seekers:

    Please enjoy this reblogged post from “Thoughts from the Porch”, about how Jesus is our No. 1 “Go-To” Guy!
    As many of you know, I grew up on a farm. We had a huge front porch that would have easily made three small rooms in another house! The porch was my childhood retreat center. There, I mulled over all the ups and downs of my day. Many times, a visiting grandparent would take my hand and lead me into family bedtime prayers inside. When I read this post, it was as though Jesus was still talking to me on that front porch!
    Bless you all, dear brothers and sisters.
    Granbee Rose.

    • Thank you for the re-blog!
      My apologies in getting back with you so late!
      My hubby had surgery last week and is home for the next four weeks.
      Needless to say, I am very much out of my routine!!
      Love your post and glad we have connected!

  2. Oh, I NEEDED this post SO MUCH today–I have encountered several posts from you good blogging friends today that just answered my beginning-a-new-week so very well. Jesus IS the MASTER “go-to guy”, is He not? YES, He is! Hallelujah! I am sharing on Christian Blessings, because I feel that many who contribute and who follow that group blog will benefit as I have!

  3. Very nicely stated, April! For some reason many of us often forget or ignore Christ’s invitation in Matt 11:28, which I believe He really wants us to take literally.

    • I agree. As humans, we have a tendency to leave Christ out and try to solve things on our own…but going to Christ does make life so much easier.

  4. Very true April. There is no where better to take all our perplexities to than to Jesus, the one who is holding it all together. Good post.

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