Thursday, February 09, 2006

The God Who Will

Here I sit in my solitary chair in my single small room in my inconsequential house on little ol' Main Street in smalltown, USA. My energy is limited, my time restricted, and my abilities finite. Pretty insignificant, pretty puny, pretty unimpressive, all things considered.

At times I have glimpsed the largeness of His plan, the scope of this world, the desperate need represented all around me and I have been inspired. But not so much these days. Now, more often than not, I can feel overwhelmed. My natural strength and fervor are ebbing and challenges are not as welcome from this natural vantage point. So what am I to do?

Get a new vantage point. Remember who I am and whose I am.

Children expect parents to handle everything. They have no concern, no doubt, no worry. If they are tired, Daddy will carry them in from the car. If they are hungry, Mom will provide sustenance. Is there a wound? Mom will wash and care for it, tenderly applying that coveted bandage. Do they need an answer? Daddy knows everything - at least until they have reached that magic age when they suddenly know much more than him!

We all know that natural parents are actually limited in their resources. What we need to remember is that our heavenly Father has no such lack. His provisions are never ending and He is never overwhelmed by the task at hand. We may be unequal to it but He is not. He is not daunted, therefore neither should we be daunted.

I have let my gaze settle upon my own finite abilities, my time which is quickly sifting through the allotted hour glass, and my emotional fortitude which is growing weary. So I comprehend the work to be done, the plan which He has disclosed to His people, the call put upon His Church and then I look at us apart from Him. Is there any wonder at the concern, the unbelief, the discouragement that sets in? I have failed to see with His eyes and His perspective. I have seen only half the plan ; His plan includes His empowerment - His work in us and through us. Oh, how we must depend on Him!

He will accomplish that which He intends. I simply must yield to Him today, for this hour, in this moment. And right now He is reminding me to look up, to remember Him, to recall His promise of provision, and rest in His declared completion of His glorious plan.

Isaiah 46:9,10 Remember your history, your long and rich history. I am God, the only God you've had or ever will have - incomparable, irreplaceable - From the very beginning telling you what the ending will be, All along letting you in on what is going to happen, Assuring you, 'I'm in this for the long haul, I'll do exactly what I set out to do,'

8 Comments:

Blogger kathleen said...

Wow...sounds like we're on the same page. Limitations, "house-bound", waiting, believing. Oh, let our roots go deep in Him!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, please pray for my friend April. Thanks for the meeting last Monday. Oh, and yeah- I put in an order for 401 ways...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I didn't realize...
That was me, Lisa C.

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