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.