In The Trenches

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How has your week been?

If I tried to tell you about mine it would look like a bowl of spaghetti noodles. My thoughts are all jumbled up, and to lay them out would take us on thousands of rabbit trails. I promise that they are all connected somehow, but it would take to long to tell.

One thing I do know is this: God is good.

When I started a journey last fall that God used to stretch me I learned so much. I asked God how I was supposed to remember everything. It is one thing to read a great piece of advice in a book or on social media or wherever and think, I’ll have to remember that in the future, but to remember it is the hard part.

God told me that all I need to remember is that He is good and He is big.

God is good. Let that sink in. Play out some scenarios that happened in your life that were not good. Then tell yourself that God is good. Maybe you won’t feel anything because, like me, you’ve taken that for granted your whole life that it doesn’t stir any emotions in you to think about it. Maybe pairing that sentence with a bad event in your life confuses you. You wonder how a good God could possibly allow something like that to happen.

I don’t know which one is you, but now that I have allowed it to sink in and penetrate my heart, I feel peace whenever I think of it. When chaos is surrounding me, when I am confused and feel directionless, I remind myself that God is good, and in that moment, everything fades and all I know is that although something bad is happening, God is good. My situations, my sins, the sins of other people do not determine the character of God. He is unchanging no matter what.

God also told me to remember that He is big. That is because I have a way of putting miracle grow on my problems. God wants me to remember in every situation that He is even bigger. I am not going through anything bad right now, but I do feel overwhelmed with to-do lists, work, blogging, being a wife and mother, stuff, stuff, and stuff. It all seems so big, so much, so overwhelming.

God is bigger.

So, what do we do? Let God’s Word wash over you. I don’t know how that works for you, but find a way to remember that God is good and God is big. Give all your thoughts, feelings, fears, joys, passions, hopes, discoveries, business, etc, to Him. It doesn’t matter how big or small they are. He cares, and loves being a part of every detail of our life. After all, He is the Author. He is also the Perfecter. When I hold on to even a small part of my life I still mess it up. God can restore it. He wants to restore it. He wants to heal. He wants to give life. Let Him.

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