By Lyn Leahz, 7/7/2013 ©
What are you doing? I mean, what ARE you doing right now? Yes. I am talking to you! You with all the problems that are quickly piling up. Are you looking at the mountain of problems, or are you looking to Jesus Christ?
What’s on your list?
- Poor Health
- Relationship Problems
- Problems at Work
- Problems at Church
- Problems With Your Kids
- Car Problems
- You Got Turned Down For Something?
- Did Something You’re Ashamed Of?
- Harboring Unforgiveness Toward Someone/Self?
- Death of A Loved One
- Unwanted Pregnancy/Can’t Get Pregnant
And there are many more things we could add to this list.
So, are you looking at the problem, or at the Savior of the problem? In all things, we are to give praises to God, just as Paul gave praises to God in prison. It does not matter what you’re facing. God is in control, and everything…EVERYTHING…happens for a reason. The question is whether or not you are willing to put aside the worry and the doubt and keep trusting God and praising Him.
Jesus is walking on the water. He stretches forth His hands toward Peter, and says, “Come to me, Peter!” The whole time, Peter keeps His eyes on Jesus. His feet are walking on the water as opposed to sinking through it. But the moment Peter starts looking at the water, the wind, and the storm, he begins to sink. But what did Jesus do when Peter sunk? Jesus reached down and took hold of Peter and pulled Him out, rebuking him for his lack of faith, but saving him nonetheless.
You can do the same thing. I know the storms are real–the wind, the rain, the lightening, the debris blowing in the air against you, the sound of thunder and crashing. But despite what you see, feel, and hear, you can look that storm in the face and say, “I will praise Jesus in this storm! Greater is HE who is in me, than that devil I’m staring down!” And despite how it seems, how it looks, how it feels…just start showing your Father in heaven how much you really do trust Him by lifting up your hands in praise. Tell Him you love Him, and you trust Him. Friend, no matter what you are up against, there is nothing too big for God!