Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rescuer

On Sunday at church, we sang God of Wonders.

While we were singing "God of Wonders beyond our galaxy" I thought about how He is the one who created the galaxy and the universe...how majestic is He because of this?! How awesome He is. After thinking about that, He whispered to me, "Emma, if I created all of that, and I created everything on earth, then why would handling your situation be a problem for me?"

Phew! Ok, God, I got it! It really is ridiculous sometimes that we (or at least I) have a slight fear that He won't be able to work it all out.

Uh, ya know the beautiful gift of life, and how the way children are created is a pretty awesome process?

Yeah, God created that process.

And ya know how a seed is planted and grows roots into the ground, and then it sprouts above soil, and even if you don't have a green thumb (like me) and you keep killing the top part of the plant (like me) it still sprouts up because the roots are still alive?

God thought of that process too.

Or how about the beautiful process of weather? It must rain to keep everything alive, cuz ya know, a land with only sunshine turns into a desert. (I mean that metaphorically too.)

That was God.

And ya know how the earth is the perfect distance from the sun so that we don't freeze or burn to death?

Yep, that was God too.

If God is capable of, not only maintaining, but CREATING these things, why on earth would He have any trouble handling my measly situation?

I studied 2 Peter 2:4-11 this morning, which just hit it all home for me.

2 Peter 2:4-11 NIV:
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell,[a] putting them in chains of darkness[b] to be held for judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; 6 if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 7 and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless 8 (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— 9 if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. 10 This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh[c] and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings; 11 yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not heap abuse on such beings when bringing judgment on them from[d] the Lord.

Verse 9: "...the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials..."
Why wouldn't He?

We serve an awesome God. A God that is capable of so much more than our mind's can even fathom, yet sometimes, I still put limits on Him of what I can fathom.

I don't need to worry. He's got this.

1 comment:

  1. He's got your back, girlfriend. I love it when scripture calms my fear. Awesome!

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