Devotional By Gaye Techanchuk
All of us at some point have situations that seem out of control – but our God is never out of control. He doesn’t get overwhelmed like me. He still manages to keep the stars and planets in place and have time to hear my cry when I say “Help.”
Last year I put my house on the market to sell. So many repairs were needed in order to sell it for a reasonable price. Every night I would try to sleep, but my mind would go to what needed to be completed in the house – and the DEADLINE. I realized in order to make it through this season, I needed the peace of God and a knowing that His timing is perfect!!!! Every time my thoughts would stray to the negative, I would get so anxious, worried and frustrated. Repeating my thoughts did not make the situation better – but sometimes that is what I did. I repeated the problem rather than the solution. I had plenty of help, but every time a contractor did not show up at the scheduled time I would be in such a state.
One of those nights as I was trying to sleep, I kept thinking about how it was not coming together in time – then the cycle started all over again. Then I decided to focus my thoughts on the God we serve – He is so powerful and His grace and mercy are without end. He loves me with a love that never quits. I was putting my trust in the contractors, other people, and timelines. God is my peace, my source and in my corner. His thoughts are not my thoughts and His ways are not my ways. He knows the deadline. God even knows before I ask Him! He knows that I needed everything finished by a certain date – I am the one that needed to be convinced that He knew. It is me that forgets His far reaching power, love and kindness. He watches over every detail, completes things better than I could ever imagine, and calms me in the middle of the night. He is soooo good!!
Well, how did it work out? I started sleeping at night – God had the repairs under control. God calms seas, just like He did for the disciples. It is time we give God our situation, He is more capable to handle anything that concerns us. The house repairs were completed and the house was sold within one month of being listed for a good price.
I always try to bring God down to my size, my thinking, my planning. He is just so limitless in His power. Take a walk on the beach – see if you can count the sand. He holds it all in His hand. I have been a Christian for several decades and I still need to stop and reflect on the limitless power of God. I cannot keep Him in a small box – He fits in no man’s box! Read His Word, pray to Him daily and get in touch with this God that is beyond our thinking.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither my ways your ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV
Our Lord is great, with limitless strength, we’ll never comprehend what he knows and does. Psalm 147:5 MSG