Banana Breakfast Cookies

The End of Your Rope & Banana Breakfast Cookies

Matthew 5:3 (msg)

You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.


Today’s devotional has a slightly different format than usual. When I read this passage, I had thoughts. So many thoughts. But for some reason, I’ve struggled to organize them. Putting them into complete sentences has become such a task that I almost didn’t share this at all. However, it’s important. Not my thoughts, but this verse. And I wanted to talk about the mental journey I went on when I read this and journaled about it in hopes that it will encourage you to really read and digest this as well.

So instead of complete paragraphs and a well-written devotional, today will be more bullet-point thoughts. I know it’s messy and unorganized, but I can’t help but feel that maybe it’s supposed to be that way when it comes to the idea of needing God and acknowledging our need for Him. After all, isn’t the fact that we’re messy, unorganized, and super struggling most days the best evidence of our need for Him?

  • God is more visible when I’m weak and when I’m not trying to control everything. When I give up the false illusion that I have it all together, He feels closest.
  • I’m a child of God. Just like an actual child, I was never meant to be in control of everything. In the rare moments when I do surrender to my struggles and acknowledge that I’ve reached the end of myself, it’s a blessing, because God steps in and shows me just how in control He is.
  • Because Jesus died for me, I’m completely forgiven and free. I’m able to lean on Him without hiding my failures and weaknesses. He didn’t just die for eternity, He also died to offer freedom in the now.


Think back to a time that you truly felt like you reached the end of yourself. Did you finally lean into God and surrender to His plan? If so, what happened? If not, what would you do differently looking back?


Thank the Lord for His complete and endless authority in your life.

2 Cookies


Banana Breakfast Cookies

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

Serves 6 Cookies

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  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped nuts
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  3. Combine all ingredients except for walnuts, raisins, and chocolate chips in a mixer and mix until smooth
  4. Gently fold in raisins, walnuts, and chocolate chips and spoon onto parchment paper in 6 equal size circles
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean from the center

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