Consider God

George Macdonald, said, “How often we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource! We go to him because we have nowhere else to go. And then we learn that the storms of life have driven us, not upon the rocks, but into the desired haven.”

         When life knocks us flat on our backs, maybe God then has us right where we need to be—looking up. The prodigal son was slopping the pigs before he “came to his senses” (Luke 5:17). The same is often true of us. We soothe ourselves, amuse ourselves, analyze ourselves and improve ourselves. After all is said and done we’re still not satisfied. What promised fulfillment ends up disappointing sorely. So we look for the next sure-fire method of making our lives complete and the cycle continues.

         God patiently waits for his children to realize that he is willing and able to do everything he said he would. He said he came to give abundant life (John 10:10). He can. He said he would never leave us (Hebrews 13:5). He won’t. He says no problem is too big for him to handle (Ephesians 3:20) and no sin is too bad for Him to forgive (Micah 7:19).

         Maybe you feel like you’re at the end of your rope. If you are, look up. He’s at the other end. He wants to pull you up. He wants to bless you. He wants to forgive you. He’s ready and waiting for you.

“He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay; And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.” (Psalm 40:2)

Brad Fry

Published in: on February 18, 2011 at 8:40 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. Well said. How wonderful to know He’s always ready and waiting for us to call upon His name.

  2. I am amazed at the individuals who misuse I Cor 10:13 in a context other than temptation; they believe it applies to life’s trials and tribulations also. God put his own prophet Jonah in the belly of a whale in order to make him look up; consider Job; was he tried and tested. Like Elijah, God often speaks to us in the small still voice; and yet we want the big show: something loud, wonderful, and grandiose. Maybe we do need to slow down, be quiet, listen, and look up. The rope isn’t so long he can’t lift it; after all, he made it…thanks Brad, God is always there; has been, is, and will be. My Alpha and Omega.

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