For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Even if we are the best Christians, there will undoubtedly be moments in our lives where we think that God is on the same level as us. We go to church on Sunday morning, pray and praise in the service, leave God at the service, and then come back home to our personal issues. We tend to put God in this box that we reserve for Sundays only, thinking “whatever He can fix on Sunday is all that He can do.”
Beloved, stop this way of thinking.
As the scripture in Isaiah says, God’s ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not ours. He is bigger and better than anything that we could ever imagine! There is literally nothing too hard for our God to handle.
As we look at the world around us, we see so much despair and pain consuming our lives. We cannot turn on the television without seeing these top three stories: 1. someone was murdered, 2. there was some planned attack on someone else, and 3. nature is causing havoc in some part of the world. Same three stories, every day, on every television station, in every part of the world. Hearing this every day can weigh on our spirits and cause us to think that God may not be able to handle the world’s issues…or even worse, it has us thinking that God is “allowing” this all to happen.
Both of those thoughts are far from the truth.
God hears the prayers of His people and He is able to answer them, but just like we cannot answer a phone that does not ring, God cannot answer a prayer that is not uttered. We have to remain in constant prayer for our loved ones, this world, and ourselves. For it is through our constant prayers that we will see the truth- God is bigger than every problem that we face.
While we may have our limitations, God has none. God is all-powerful and He is limitless. (Read that again.) Life can be like a raging sea and when its heaviest waves come crashing down, we must turn to The One who is able to calm the sea. (Read Matthew 8:23-27…see below).
Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
Reflect for a moment on the issues that are currently consuming you.
Are you battling a health issue/scare?
Is a family member or loved one sick?
Are you facing foreclosure, eviction, or extreme financial despair?
Is depression consuming you or a loved one?
Did you lose your job?
These issues, or issues like these, can consume us and drive a wedge between God and us. I know what you are thinking “but this is my life. This is all that I see around me. This is my everyday battle.” To that, I say again- God is bigger and greater than our problems.
While we may be limited in the way that we can handle and process things, God is not limited. Every good or bad thing that we endure in our lives is just the right size for God to handle. Turn everything over to God and let Him work it out.
In life, there is so much that we cannot control and so much that limits us. However, we cannot let our human limitations define our LIMITLESS God. Instead of dwelling on what we cannot control, let us focus on what we can control- our prayer life.
Pray without ceasing.
Pray as life’s raging sea attacks.
Pray when you feel lost.
Pray when you feel found.
Pray when you feel turmoil.
Pray when you feel peace.
Pray without ceasing.