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Big is small.
Nothing is too big for God; we’re the ones who think it is. Our tragedies overwhelm us, knocking us off our feet like a tidal wave. The sheer enormity of the situation, from our perspective, is more than God can handle. But that’s not true. Our huge is God’s tiny. Just because something is difficult for us to understand doesn’t mean it’s not a reality.
In our weekly prayer component, we talked about patience in suffering:
“Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand”. James 5:7-8 ESV
God is working in your situation. If I were a betting woman, I’d say God probably isn’t doing things the way you want. God is God; we’re not. Accomplishing things in His way is God’s forte. We answer to God; He doesn’t answer to us.
Trust and relax.
Where we landed on our discussion of patience is acceptance. We must accept God is in control; we’re not.
Coaching kids, every class has a high-energy child who likes to test the limits. When I encounter such a soul, I always establish boundaries. If the student is trying to hi-jack the class, I say the same thing. First, I’ll get their attention by saying their name; then, I’ll ask them this question, “Who is the coach?” Typically, that’s all I need to do to remind them; I’m in control, you’re not.
God does the same for us. Through our circumstances, God reminds us who He is. What is impossible for us is possible for Him. Nothing is too big for our God. Without a doubt, God’s plan is unfolding, one day at a time.
Trust the plan. Relax knowing God’s in control.
Lord, how grateful we are You’re in control. Forgive us for constantly trying to take the reigns from You. Help us today become better versions of ourselves as we trust You. Let us relax, knowing You have our best interests at heart. In all things, You receive the glory. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
What problem in your life do you think is too big for God?