Jeremiah 32:27 (NIV) “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?
In my quiet time this morning, God gently reminded me that HE IS BIGGER than any problem I have or will ever have. As I sat and thought about my own little world, I thought about all the problems that are “bigger than me.” My thoughts somehow landed on the conflict and turmoil that is going on in our nation – the demonstrations and protests over everything imaginable, the fires on the West coast, the hurricanes in the Gulf and on the East coast, the blatant and very public disrespect of our National leaders… it’s just all so overwhelming to me. I can’t even watch the news.
I thought back to September 11, 2001 when the United States faced a devastating blow. I’m sure all Americans remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news about the Twin Towers in New York. I know I sure do. I was a software applications instructor at the time and was just getting ready to go into a class.
“Did you hear? A jet just flew into the World Trade Center.”
“What?” No I hadn’t heard. I had been busy getting ready to teach.
In the next few seconds all of our office phones began to ring. You see, I live and work in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. This area is home to the world’s largest Naval Station and is home-port to the Navy’s Atlantic fleet. On a daily basis we had men and women of our armed forces in our classrooms learning to use various software programs. It seemed none of our military students were going to be able to make it to class that day. My boss rolled a TV into the center of our office and we watched the devastating events for what seemed like hours.
But you know, as devastating and as out of control as the world seems…GOD is BIGGER than all of it. His plan for all of us is unfolding. We may not see Him at work, but that doesn’t mean God is not working.
Each day God:
- is close to the brokenhearted, the devastated, the overwhelmed, the destitute
- heals the sick
- frees/rescues His children from their strongholds (addiction, depression, infidelity…)
- restores the ruins long devastated (Isa. 61:4)
- is making a way in the wilderness and rivers on dry land (Isa. 43:19)
I pray you find encouragement today in whatever it is you’re facing. Always remember… GOD IS BIGGER!
Isaiah 41:13 (NCV) I am the Lord your God, who holds your right hand, and I tell you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I will help you.’