Do you ever feel overwhelmed?
Do you worry?
Are there situations where your stomach knots up with dread of what could happen?
When I get these feelings, I have learned to go through a list in my mind of things I know to be true about God.
He is good – all the time.
He loves me with a perfect love.
He wants the best for me.
Nothing is impossible for God.
He is in the process of working all things out for my good.
As I focus on these truths, the knots start to disappear, the worry turns into confidence and I become overwhelmed with gratitude for my Father God.
Whatever it is – God’s got this.
Last week I ran into an antelope while driving through Wyoming. Scarey! It was my first time running into an animal that was taller than my car. I realized that God took care of it right away because the antelope bounced off and ran away and everyone in my car was fine. The car took a hit but it looked like it was safe to drive. We were at least an hour way from any cell service so I got back in the car and drove. And prayed that the tire under the crunched up fender didn’t blow apart. And prayed that there was nothing else wrong we couldn’t see. And prayed with confidence because I knew God had control of this whole situation. Whatever happened, he was going to be in the middle of it. I’m happy to say the next couple hundred miles went smoothly and we made it home safe. So glad God was out there in the middle of nowhere with us!
Since the beginning of time, God has been taking care of us, his people. Thousands of years ago, King Hezekiah understood this. As the huge Assyrian army approached, ready to attack Jerusalem, King Hezekiah prepared the city and said to his people, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the King of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a great power with us than with him. With him is only the the arm of flesh but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles. ” 2 Chronicles 32: 7.
God is saying this same thing to you and I today. If we have placed our faith in Jesus, God’s Spirit lives with us, giving us greater power than any mere human around us. The Holy Spirit gives me supernatural power to love, to forgive, to put aside fear, to understand God’s will and purpose for me, to live my life in step with God, and much more.
I just need to remember this –
Then I will see the power of the Living God working through my life.
Thank you, Abba Father.