God’s Got This

Sometimes in my life, I feel like the weight of the world is totally on my shoulders. I can sometimes think I’ve got do everything right. The fate of the free world, my family, the US economy, and Ole Miss football recruiting all hangs on my next move and decision.

Ever felt that way?

Ever felt paralyzed by a decision? Ever felt overwhelmed by something you are having to figure out? Ever felt like you didn’t know how/what/when to do it?

I think we’ve all felt that way sometimes. I think we have all been there not knowing what to do, how do it, when to do it.

We can think it’s all up to us. On our shoulders.

Listen to what Paul says today in Ephesians 1:3-10:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

In this Paul writes about God’s will. God’s plan. How the plan for our salvation and the salvation for all that believe was made before the world was even created.

God has a plan and a will that’s bigger than any of us. God has a way that’s larger than any of us. God has a hope that goes beyond ours.

God’s got this. Really.

He’s God. Your not. Don’t worry about it.

Today, do your best. Be faithful. Do the best you can for your faith, your family, your friends. Be the person that God wants you to be. Or as best you can!

And know that He has this. He has a plan and He has a way. It’s not up to you to do and solve everything.

Listen to me. It’s not up to you. Really.
You aren’t God. He is God. Be faithful. That’s your task today. Love, serve, forgive. Shine His light. Be salt and light today.

And know that He’s got a plan for the rest. Let go, and let Him handle it.

God’s got this.

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The Stuff of Earth or Heaven

One of my favorite Psalms in the Bible is Psalm 73.  I think passage the Psalmist goes through what happens to the wicked.

And it’s not what you’d think.

He says, you know, they got it pretty good. Things seem to go well for them.

They get what they want. Things works out. It seems like the way to go.

He looks at his life and sees that things aren’t perfect, that things can be hard, that life is tough.

And then he looks at the wicked and thinks, man, that’s just not fair.

I’m trying to do right, and they aren’t! Why do they get the good stuff?

But, as he thinks, he considers God, considers God’s plan, considers God’s way.

And He realizes this:

25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
I desire you more than anything on earth.
26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever.

What else matters but God?

The stuff of this earth, it will fail. The stuff of the world it will fail

God will not.  The things of God will not.

The Psalmist look the wicked and realized that instead of things working out for them, they are in trouble.

For, while they have the things of this world, they don’t have God.

And what else could you want?

What else could you need?

Today, remember, trust not in the things of the world.

Trust in God.

And you will never, ever be disappointed.