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“Is your God big enough?”
J.B. Phillips wrote a book entitled Your God is Too Small. In it he describes not only our limited understanding of God but also our limited trust in God.  He reminds us of the greatness of God, and encourages us to expand our view of God and His ability to guide us through even the most trying of circumstances.
Our problem seems to revolve around the notion that we know more than God.  We know the solution, we know the answers, we know the best course of action… or at least we think we do.
What we don’t see is the “God view” of our problems. God challenges us to accept His will, even when we don’t understand it.  We ask God to heal, and God says, “learn and grow through the pain.”  We ask good to increase our bank accounts, and God says, “Treasure what you already have.”  And so, we cry out, “But God, that’s not what I asked for!”
Sometimes our happiness emerges out of strife.  It’s similar to the man who entered a pet store wishing to buy a singing canary.  The man was a bachelor and wanted his home filled with sweet sounds.  The store owner showed the man a bird that was exactly what he needed, and so the man returned home with his prized bird.
The next day the man returned home from work and sure enough the house was filled with the songs of the singing bird.  As the man walked over to the cage to relish his new addition, he noticed for the first time that the bird only had one leg.  The man was irritated that the store owner had sold him a defective bird.  He called the store and complained, but the owner replied, “What do you want, a bird that can sing or one that can dance?”
What are you asking God for on this day?  Our lists can be very involved and detailed.  We want an end to the pandemic.  We want the economy to improve.  We want things to return to normal.  Great prayers… but do we trust God’s judgement when He gives us an answer we don’t like?  Is your God BIG enough to know what’s best?

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”           Proverbs 3:5

 

 

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