Dear Godsy Girl:
This morning during my quiet time with the Lord, I came across Jeremiah 32:27. It reads (in the ESV) :
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?”
Regardless of your current struggle, anticipation or trial, remember who’s at the helm. As we meander through difficult times, the easiest stance to take is to magnify the problem over the Problem-Solver.
Any seasoned Christian can attest it is a war (of the mind and spirit) to exercise faith in the unseen over one’s present reality. When your body is in pain, it’s difficult to say “by His stripes, I am healed”.
Why? Because you live in 2 realities – a spiritual and a physical. It’s a mystery. Another example, when hell breaks loose, it’s tough to stay worshipful; it’s hard to bless and forgive those that hurt you. Very difficult it is, but absolutely necessary.
You know, it’s not all our fault either. The enemy of our souls reminds us endlessly of the burdens we cast at the feet of Jesus. Just when you’ve worshiped, prayed, and released that problem; it often creeps right back into the corners of your mind – sometimes even before you can stand to your knees!
But remember, you’re in a battle for your peace, Godsy Girl. So, have frequent “eye exams” to assess where you “fix your eyes”, and if necessary, re-align your gaze right back on the God that can bring life to anything.
As Mom Porter in Pittsburgh (my accountability) says “only God can unscramble scramble eggs”. He can remedy that problem at work, He can heal your home, He can direct and protect your children, He can heal your body, He can pay that bill, He can find that mate, He can touch any situation and turn it around when all seems hopeless.
What an incredibly faithful God!!! Nothing is too hard for Him, so trust Him to do it today.