Thursday, August 25, 2011

God's Got It



Sometimes I worry about stuff as if God isn’t mighty, as if He doesn’t have everything under control, as if He isn’t sovereign, or He won’t perfect everything that concerns me. As if I’m not His and can’t call on Him. Do you ever do that?

But…

God is mighty.

God is sovereign and has everything under control (no matter how we perceive things; He knows what He’s doing).

He promises that He will perfect that which concerns us. (see Psalm 138)

I love this passage from Matthew:

If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. (Matt. 6:30-34 MSG)

Let’s remember to always live like we’re children of God, and trust He will meet our needs. He will minister to us, guide us, provide for us.We can rely on Him.

Whatever you’re facing, dear child of God, He’s got you and He’s got the situation. It won’t worsen beyond His control. Cling to Him. He’s got this, and even when He’s all you’ve got, He will never let you down.

3 comments:

Angie Arndt said...

Love that paraphrase! You're so right - He is in control. Hubby and I are going through some things right now that seem so far above what we can handle. It's been my prayer that when we get to the other side of this issue, that we'll see it was solved in a way only He could have done it.

Thanks so much for the reminder that He's got it.

Ocieanna Fleiss said...

The kids and I have been memorizing that passage in Matthew these last few weeks of summer. It's such a comfort that our Father loves us. I love how you reminded that He's mighty. He loves us AND can handle whatever comes our way. What an awesome God. I'm going to ponder that today as the new year of homeschool starts and the upcoming schedule seems out of control. He's mighty and He loves me. Thanks, Net!

Annette M. Irby said...

This theme keeps coming up, but I think it's so God can teach us to depend entirely upon Him. Then, He gets the glory and we get to practice humility. He runs the universe by wisdom. Thanks, Angie and Ocieanna!