Somehow God always knows exactly what we need to do in every situation we face. When we need money, he says give. When we are discouraged, he sends us to encourage. Something happens when we do things Gods way, even if it makes absolutely no sense to us. I’m not saying that we are the answer to everyone’s problems. Jesus is that! But when we surrender our lives to His services, He uses our simple selves to bring His hope and love to others.
I was crying out to God one morning, I mean, seriously crying! You know, when self focus enlarges the problem bigger than life & your hopeless meets up with discouragement? Yeah, that kind of crying! Suddenly I heard this small voice, “Email your mom, she needs to hear from me now!” I opened my laptop and commenced to login to my email. Usually at this point I get distracted and begin opening other mail, but the urgency in that voice kept me focused on task.
I began to write the words the Lord spoke to me and when I finished and re-read what I wrote, I began to truly weep, because those words were just what I needed to hear. What a faithful, loving, kind & merciful Father we have. Such peace, not just in spending time with him, but in the ‘makes no sense’ obedience we give. Those words held purpose for someone else but they hit the mark for me as well.
Jeremiah 39:18 says, “For I will surely deliver you, and you shall not fall by the sword; but your life shall be as a prize to you, because you have put your trust in Me,” says the Lord.
My friend, you are a prize to Father God. You are bigger than hitting the lottery! Shoot, that’s pocket change to God. He won you fair and square when His Son faced off with Satan and bought you back! What you see as loss, He see’s as opportunity. What you see as failure, He sees as the next step to greatness. Gain His perspective and you will find many of these grace moments today. Grab His hand and walk out of your pit and into His presence.
Father, it’s moments like this that cause me to see clearly just what kind of Love I’m dealing with. I John 3:1a says; Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! I am Your child and You are my Father. Every detail of my life has been planned out in such detail and all You ask is that I trust You. So I spread my arms and free fall into Yours. May my trust delight You and in all I do, may I bring glory to You. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.