By Alecia Simersky
I make God small. Isn’t that funny? Can you imagine the God of the universe being made small? But I do.
I make the mistake of thinking God doesn’t care about my small problems. Or God doesn’t/won’t do this or that because my brain can’t comprehend how.
I forget that God is God. And in fact, He’s very good at being God.
When I think of thousands of years He’s been planning, orchestrating, and loving us humans quite well. I open my Bible and read the stories, and I read of His goodness and how His plans always prevail and yet I doubt they will for me.
Why? Because of my own small ideas of who God is. My doubts that He can’t love me as much as He says He does.
But God, He wants to show us He’s more than we can possibly hope or imagine. He loves to tear down walls and blow our minds; if only we have the faith to believe.
I can wring my hands, lose sleep, not eat over all the things that have me fearful and dreading. In the end? All I have is sore fingers, dark circles, and a growling stomach to show for it.
What if I faithfully gave my burdens to God, stilled my wildly beating heart, and focused on who God is?
All the fears, uncertainties, and doubts become small as God becomes bigger.
I truly believe God wants to shatter the boxes we try to put Him in. We make Him small with our assumptions of who and what He is, and He relishes the opportunity to blow us away.
I can just see Him up in Heaven saying, “Oh, you think I won’t…can’t? Challenge accepted. You sit back and watch what I can do!”
What pleasure it must give Him to see the joy and excitement on our faces when He not only has answered our prayer but went above and beyond what we even prayed for…hoped for.
The last few years of my life have had me on my knees. Begging God for relief and answers. I only wanted His will to be done. He didn’t answer the way I prayed, but through the fire He was right there with me. And He made sure I knew it.
Through words in a song, a friend’s word of encouragement when she didn’t know what was going on, or a timely gift in the mail. So many ways and times He showed me He loved me and cared for me.
As the Bible says, “Taste and see the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8)
Do it my friend, see for yourself that He can be trusted, and He is so very good.
Taste and see for yourself.
Written by Alecia Simersky
Psalm 91:4 “He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”
I sent a text to a friend. I wanted to encourage her and so I said, "I hope God shows you today how much He loves you and that he sees you. I hope you see a feather as a reminder." I’m not sure why a feather, but that’s what popped into my head. She wished the same back to me. I prayed silently to God, show my friend that you see her, and you haven't forgotten her.
A couple of hours later, she sent me this text...
Since then feathers and Y's have been showing up everywhere! Why they Y's you ask? What do they mean? Well, Jennifer Dukes Lee, started me on the Y's. Y is for Yahweh-God.
A few years back she started noticing the Y's. In trees, on signs, sticks, roads. You name it she saw it. It was like God's way of reminding her that He was with her.
I think as fallible human beings we tend to forget, and we need the physical reminders that God is close.
After a hard day. After a disappointing day. After a downright no- good- day-let-me-throw-in-the-towel-day. We need to remember God is God and can be trusted.
And for me, God uses feathers. I’ll look down and see it laying on the ground like it’s been waiting for me to notice.