Monday, November 3, 2014
No Matter the Wreckage
Life happens. Sometimes we get so caught up by the craziness of life that we don't stop when stressful things happen. Maybe we find out some bad news about a dear friend, or something doesn't necessarily go the way we want it to. But instead of getting down, or even having the time to get down, we just push through, just keep going and don't even take the time to correctly grieve about some kind of bad thing that happened. Now how healthy can that possibly be? Not very. God may put these trials in our lives but He wants us to trust Him, completely, without question, that He is going to bring us through it. I know that for me, personally, that is extremely difficult. And I know that it should be really easy because God is absolutely amazing and has given me wonderful things in my life and always takes care of me even when I do not necessarily see it at first. So why isn't it simple to just drop all worries and cares and trust that God has got us in His hands? Because let me tell you, He does, and He is not gonna drop any of us. So don't be a crazy person and jump ship. He cares for all of us and He wants all of us to spend eternity with Him in heaven, but there are those who reject Christ and what He has done for us. I'm telling you, stay on the ship and trust that God is going to hold you up, no matter what comes your way.
No matter the wreckage.
I know it is easy to think “why would God even care, I am just one of the 6 billion people on this planet.” “There are people with far worse problems than me, God is surely helping them and I am not even a blimp on His radar.” Yeah, His radar is pretty massive, and we are all blimps. He cares for us all. He's there when we are sad, when we are angry, when we are grieving, when we are happy, and when we just do not even know what to feel or what to do. It may not always feel like it, but He is always there with us, every step of the way. When Life seems to be getting you down, seems to not be going your way, or just seems absolutely crazy, He's walking right beside you. He took all of your sin on the cross and suffered so that we could be free from it. And then He did the impossible and rose from the dead, defeating death and the grave. So, this worry you are going through right now, be it big or small, I am positive He can handle that too.
No matter the wreckage.
Don't just trust me on that, trust Him. Even if it is only in the long run sometimes, you will not be disappointed. He has got a plan for your life and you just gotta ride the waves to the shore line. It may get a little choppy at times but He is right by your side, holding your hand every step of the way. I know what it feels like to think that God has completely left you in the dust, that you are on your own and your life seems to have no purpose but believe me, it does. Everyone is here because God has a specific role for you. You may think it small but it is the greatest thing to God. Change one life and you could change millions. Every life you touch makes a difference, whether you actively see it or not. It could be that random person you talked to on the airplane, or the person in front of you in line at the grocery store. It could be a sister, a boyfriend or girlfriend, someone you love, or did love at a time. I believe that God puts people in your life for a reason. Either you are going to make a difference in that person's life, or vise versa. But I can tell you that someone's perspective on life is going to be changed. Find joy in knowing that, no matter the wreckage you may feel is there, even if you feel like everything is going wrong and things do not seem like they are going to turn around at all, God has you in his hands. He's got the whole world in His hands! Do yourself a favor, trust Him and stay on this ship we call life. We have got a pretty phenomenal captain!
Note: "No Matter the Wreckage" is a book of poems by Sarah Kay. If you ever have the chance to pick it up, it is a great read!