Jan. 21, 2016

God is bigger!

At times, I forget that my God Jehovah is bigger than anything else I may face. When something looks impossible or bleak, I find myself thinking, “This problem is way too big. There is no way this will have a happy ending.”  I serve the God of happy endings.

When I was a child, He protected me. In His protection, there wasn’t a single event that took Him by surprise. I realize I am blessed that my childhood was happy and safe. For those of you who, unfortunately, cannot say the same do not think for one minute that something caught God off guard. He knew us before we were born and He saw every day of our lives before a single day took place. He was there during the good, the bad, and the ugly. We are who we are because of where we have been.  If you need to forgive God for anything that happened in your childhood feeling He didn’t protect you, simply tell Him. Forgive Him. I believe God holds everyone accountable for any evil done; most especially those who neglect or mistreat children.

During my teenage years, God was bigger than my decisions. During junior high, I was “in love” with boys that were not a good match for me.  I dated the wrong guy for almost all of my high school years. God was in it all. God made certain that I was led to the right boy who would become the righteous man of my dreams. I believe God protects those of us who are too ignorant to see the dangers that lie ahead. 

God was with me in my young adult years. Even in those times I denied and abandoned Him feeling all this “God stuff” must be made up. God is bigger than my faith or my lack of faith.

God is bigger than the bills we faced as a young family choosing to have a stay-at-home mom with three small children. He always made the financial ends meet. Often times, through very unexpected circumstances. God provides. He is enough.

As I age, my children age, my grandchildren age, those I love face health issues – God is still bigger. God literally ransomed me. His Spirit fights Satan’s forces in my life each and every day.  My God is a really Big God.

God is big unless I get too big for my britches, then He sits back and waits. Like the Father in the story of the Prodigal Son, my Heavenly Father waits for me to return “home.” My God is a Big God and never lets me out of His loving sight.

Father, thank YOU!  Thank You for loving me. Thank You for saving me!  Thank You, Lord, for Your constant presence and Your consistent, unconditional love.  Amen.