Welcome friends to another week. I hope your week has been a good one and that God has blessed you. Keep looking for Christ's return. This week, I thought about a saying we have heard in movies and on television. Is anything too hard for God to handle? We sometimes think there are so many things in our lives that he couldn't possibly handle all of them at once. For example, it is the time when everything goes wrong, which is usually one after the other, or a significant concern happens that we don't expect. It is the one that rocks our world to the core. Usually, when these situations happen, is when we fall on our knees. I am certainly one to do this.
When our lives are going well, we tend to skip praying or going to church. It seems like our communication with God stops or slows down to a crawl. We are hard-pressed to read our Bibles (it seems like something always comes up, that stops us.) During our happy times, life is good. We go about business like we do not have a care in the world. Then disaster strikes, which stops us in our tracks. Suddenly, we crawl to God for help. Before our disaster, we may ignore him by our preoccupation with other things. However, when calamity strikes, we are first to call his name. We are on our knees, begging for mercy. I am describing myself here. When my life is going well, it seems harder to pray. However, when situations arise in my life that rock my world, I land on my knees in a split second. I am sure you can identify. Do we think the situation is too complex for God to handle?
Thankfully God understands. He knows our struggles and needs better than we do. I am so glad we serve a God who understands our human nature and does not condemn us for our bad choices (unless the person refuses to accept his gift.) Our God is amazing. He knows us inside and outside. Through his patience and forgiveness, we bounce back from the depths of despair and cling to him. God always listens, and he is constantly close, though we think not.
This week has been one of those weeks. Anytime we visit a doctor or veterinarian, we most likely think the worst before hearing good news, which was the case this week. However, Dr. Jesus stepped in. My feline friend does not have what I thought but requires daily medication and a diet change. Jesus knew my battle. I did not pray as I should have not until later. However, though he knew my needs; he wanted me to come to him like a good father. How amazing is God? There were several blessings during this time as well, which was God's mercy and grace. When we think we've got this, at some point, we realize we don't. There is nothing he can't handle; though we think the situation is challenging, it is not hard for God. Trust God, he's got this.
Are you aware there are 34 verses in the Bible about courage but 134 verses about trust? That said, God wants us to trust him more than anything. He also tells us to wait for him 101 times throughout the old and new testaments. I'd say waiting, trusting, and courage are very important to him.
Even when times are hard, God always has our backs when we don't know where to turn. This week has been challenging; however, God did not let me down; nor could I drown in self-pity. He picked me up then gave me what I needed. There is nothing in this world God can't do or handle. Nothing is too hard for him. It is only hard for us when we don't trust him. Therefore, I would like to leave you with this thought:
Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (WEB):
God Bless, Dorothy