Sometimes I think we as Christians forget that we serve a BIG, MIGHTY, and POWERFUL God! Who is also oh so Holy, sovereign, and just! It blows my mind that God, tho so big and strong, is actually truly gentle in His touch. He could completely crush us if He wanted to (and he shows this when He crushed His own Son) but no, He reaches in gently and quietly as to not startle us. He is so faithful and loving. I am so blessed that He is a God of grace and Mercy, and that I get to call him MY Father, MY God, MY Savior, MY Deliverer, MY Helper, MY Lord, MY Refuge, MY Rock!
I have noticed myself to be very much like a child when I can see My Father at work in my life or even MORE so when I see Him at work in other people’s lives! Because I get so excited and filled so much that I feel I am about to just burst!! (I guess that’s why Moses had to hide in the clef of the rock because if he saw all of God’s glory he WOULD burst!!) There is truly a peace beyond all understanding and a calmness of heart that God gives when in times of trouble. BUT I have found that it comes with such a massive amount of grace! With all that is happening right now, I am truly, and can confidently say I am at peace! It is when we are at peace and standing empty handed before God, clinging to Him for dear life, putting EVERY ounce of faith that we can in Him, that all of these troubles become so small. They become small because we finally realize the goodness of God and that HE truly knows what He is doing. When He does things in our lives He doesn’t just do them to reach you…he does them because along with you He is reaching others just as with the Cross. And just as with the Cross everything seemed so hopeless! It was so hopeless that He DIED and was BURIED then BAM He rises from the dead! We must keep faith! We must not lose hope! Because just like with every summer storm the sun always comes back out!
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” ~Philippians 4:4-9