Whatever happens…God’s got it!
Sometimes we say that. Sometimes we even believe it. But most times, we try to qualify it.
As Christ-followers, we believe, in general,that God has it all under control. But then,something comes out of left field and we start freaking out! I know the term ‘freak out’ isn’t poetic, but neither is the way we act when certain things happen.
Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you.
You, legitimately, freaked out about something, and then found out that it wasn’t a big deal or it didn’t happen, anyway? (Both my hands are in the air right now.)
So, if we really believe ‘Whatever happens, God’s got it!’, then why do we mentally, emotionally and strategically try to qualify the ‘whatever’.
Does God have limits or areas He doesn’t like to work in?
• “Oh, it’s a gout problem. I don’t do gout.”
• “I’d like to help them with their financial problems, but that’s just too much money.”
• “Well, I would’ve helped them, but they sinned so….”
AS IF! As if God is not interested in all areas of our need. As if there is possibly a limit to His power. And, surely, we have never made it through an entire day without sinning – we’re human!
So why qualify the ‘whatever’?
Why allow the ‘freak out’?
I’m talking to me as much as I’m talking to you.
It’s ok to be shocked if something takes us by surprise. But, let’s train ourselves to respond confidently with, “Whatever happens, God’s got it!” Or my favorite, “You don’t know my God!”
(If you haven’t heard this message and are in the ‘meantime’ right now, look it up here on YouTube. It will pick you up and activate your faith!)