I have come to the conclusion that we will always have its. At least I know I will. There will always be those things I encounter that seem to be big, so big that nothing can be done to change or fix them. There will always be those things that seem too small to bother God with, yet they impact my life in a very big way. There will always be those things that we could believe God to help others with but not me, I’m just don’t have that much favor. It’s how we choose to deal with these situations that really matters, and now, after having the light shone on these verses, we should have a different perspective if we take the time to reflect on God and His word.
If I had to deal with even everyday frustrations in my own strength I wouldn’t make it very far before I’d want to throw in the towel, but relying on Someone Who has so much more power and wisdom than myself makes life go smoother. My first response isn’t always to turn to God though. A lot of the time I choose to fumble along on my own, trying to ‘handle’ life instead of inquiring of God and truly experiencing His help. I don’t know why we’re like that but sometimes asking for help is a very difficult thing to do.
When my kids were learning to do something new on their own, they always refused the help I was so ready to give. The wanted independence in the biggest way but somethings they were attempting were just a bit outside of their abilities. In the same way I believe that we are wanting independence but we were never created to have independence from the God who created us, knit us together in our mother’s womb, loves us, and desires to be active in our everyday lives. The need to have His help becomes blindingly apparent in our it circumstances.
Psalm 121:2 says “My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth”. Since this is true, and my God can do exceedingly, abundantly above we could ask or think, then what do we ever have to worry about, or carry on our own? Why do we choose to struggle when all the power of Heaven is waiting to help, to comfort, to give wisdom, to work things out for our good? God’s power and love are inexhaustible! In the same way we desire to help our own children, His desire is to help us. He never stands with His arms crossed refusing to listen, He never turns a deaf ear to us. Therefore, we can always depend on Him, who does above all we could dream up with a power that rules over everything, to work things out for our best. And that means even if we don’t understand why things are happening as they are, just trust in His goodness.
‘If I’m going to be an open book about anything, I want it to be about how blessed I am that I am loved by, cared for, and sheltered under the mighty, sovereign grace of God. The world we live in may not have a very high, personal view of His ability. They may not think He can operate supernaturally in people’s lives anymore. But I know He can.’
If we can look at the life we’ve been given as a story that is completely written, we don’t know how it will turn out, but the Author does, it makes life more of an adventure. He’s given us promises as we live it that it will work out for us if we can trust Him during the twists and turns and allow Him to guide us along the way. It’s not always easy, but it will be a book that will speak to others so loudly and so boldly that others will be influenced along the way. We are so blessed to be a part of something so much bigger than ourselves, something eternal!
As we put this book away, let us not forget the wisdom we’ve gained, let our confidence in the One who orchestrated this whole journey to grow daily.