A little guy in my life is learning the joys of swimming. He’s gotten brave and put his head down in the water – kicked those legs and made it to momma – and now he’s trying to trust that he can make it back from momma to the side of the pool.
It’s kinda that way with us. We take a step of faith and ask Jesus to be our Savior. We test the water and see if He will catch us. But then we find ourselves (so we think) having to make it back to the side all on our own – we…doubt.
Doubt that if we can’t – He will. So often I think as long as I can do what’s needed to make a situation right, then God is good. But when I can’t cure the illness, soothe the hurt, help them find work – I begin to fret and get anxious and impatiently ask: “Jesus, will You fix it – please?”
We lose sight of the fact that God is way beyond today, done with the past, and has tomorrow all figured out.
In our broken world not all things will be ‘fixed’ like we think they should be. But the promise is not this world, the promise is eternity. It’s not about easy street here, it’s about no bumpy roads in forever.
“And this is the promise that He Himself made to us: eternal life.” (1John 2:25 BSB)
Jesus asked the ultimate question of a crowd one time: “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Luke 12:25 BSB) No one raised their hand.
His follow-up question was this : “If you can’t do such a small thing, why do you worry about the rest?” (Luke 12:26 BSB)
Good question. We get worked up and fret, lose sleep, worry, and doubt. And all the time we are forgetting to look up from our problem and take hold of the Problem Solver. He said adding a single hour to our lives is a ‘small thing’! All things ARE possible with God and all our worrying changes nothing. Think you’re gonna sink? That’s just because we can’t see with eternal eyes.
“He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11b NLT)
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