27/365 days of blogging
In today’s day and age most of us struggle with the problems we face in this world. The endless list of “problems” seems insurmountable. It is easy to forget that we have a BIG God and He makes our problems look minute.
The last few months, I have struggled with things on a substantial level. It would be a bit of a lie to say that every trial I have faced I have totally be reliant on God for His healing touch to bring me through them. I can say this, however, I have NEVER doubted that God, the Almighty Father and His Heavenly Hosts are fighting my battles for me.
Psalm 34:19 “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
We often wish we could escape troubles — the pain of grief, loss, sorrow, and failure, of even the small daily frustrations that constantly wear us down. God promises to be “close to the brokenhearted,” to be our source of power, courage, and wisdom, helping us through our problems. Sometimes he chooses to deliver us from those problems. When trouble strikes, don’t get frustrated with God. Instead, admit that we need God’s help and thank Him for providing healing and rest for us.
Not only does God fight for us, but He promises to deliver us from what is troubling us. It is us that has to be willing to be mindful that He is going to do it in His time, not ours. If He did everything for us on our time schedule, we would never have the opportunity to learn patience, (one of the hardest, but most rewarding fruits of the Spirit we have been given).
In the movie “Facing The Giants”, the older gentleman that walked the halls everyday praying for the school and the students said this quote to Coach Grant Taylor:
Mr. Bridges: Grant, I heard a story about two farmers who were experiencing a drought and desperately needed rain. after praying for rain, one of them went out and plowed his fields and prepared his fields to receive it. Which one do you think trusted God to send the rain?”
Grant: “Well, the one prepared his fields for it.”
Mr. Bridges: “Which one are you?” Mr. Bridges continued. “God will send the rain when He’s ready. You need to prepare your field to receive it.”
God will send the rain when He is ready. All you have to do is to prepare your heart to receive it. We pray and ask God so many times for help with our problems no matter how minuscule they are. Everything from helping us pay the bills to curing a loved one from cancer. No matter how big or small a problem is, we expect God to “fix” it for us. When God addresses a problem we have, He chooses to help us with that particular problem in His time. We expect Him to do it in our time. If our hearts are not prepared for rain then we are not trusting in Him to handle any problems that arise in our lives. If we do not prepare our hearts for rain it is like telling Him “God you really aren’t going to handle this for us, so we try to figure it out for ourselves.”
We spend time praying for revival, for God to protect people I love. I spend time praying for a lot of things, but I wonder do I really believe God enough to prepare for the answer. I wonder am I preparing my field for the rain He plans to send.
God promises in scripture that he will send us rain. Which farmer are you? Are you preparing for rain? Will you be ready? What are you asking God for in your life? Is it help? Is it peace? Is it something else? Do you believe He can provide what you are asking Him for? If you answer yes, then why are we worried about our problems in life. We should be sitting back with the attitude that “With God all things are possible.”
We should be saying in ALL things…”Dear problem, I have a big God!”