Our Big God

I don’t know what you might be up against today but I do know that whatever it is God is bigger! The prophet Isaiah was right when he penned these words, “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9).

Many times in life you and I will face situations we do not understand and are left wondering what God’s plan or purpose might be. Knowing that Jesus reminds us in Matthew 6:8, “for your Heavenly Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!” And the apostle Paul would add in Philippians 4:19, “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” Consider the following story.

There was a Marine in WWII that got separated from his troop and so he made his way to a cave at the top of a ridge to hide from the enemy. As he hid at the back of the cave he realized he had no way out. If the enemy entered the cave he was doomed so he prayed. He prayed a simple prayer, “Lord I need your help, if it is your will don’t allow the enemy to find me here as they will surely kill me if they do, amen.” Just moments after praying that prayer a spider lowered itself from the ceiling and began to weave a web over the caves entrance.” As the soldier lay there he thought to himself, “I need a brick wall to protect me and God sends a spider.” Moments later the enemy arrived at the entrance to the cave but they didn’t attempt to come in. They saw the spider web and thought no one could be in there because the web was not broken. The enemy continued on. The soldier felt conviction over his own thoughts and prayed, “Lord forgive me for I should have know that with you a spider web is stronger than a brick wall.”

Here’s the point. Don’t focus on the size of your problem today. Rather, focus on the size of your God. Nothing is too difficult for Him. Whether it’s David taking on the giant Goliath, or the widow who runs out of oil. Remember, five loaves and two fish are enough to feed the masses when Jesus is involved. Nothing, absolutely nothing is too difficult for God. Trust Him to meet your need as He sees fit and in His perfect timing. God always comes through!

Michael Osthimer





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