Isn’t it funny how God works? I’ve heard a lot of people say that this past month. People in my Bible study, friends, even my pastor. So, lately I’ve been thinking about that. About how and when it is that God really works. Something I’ve found is that God works most in the times that I feel He’s not.I mean, it’s crazy. This life, all this school work, family problems. All of these things just build and build into this load. This heavy burden. But sometimes this burden just seems a bit heavier than usual.
Usually we shake our fists at God saying,”Why won’t you just help me out, this one time!” I’ll even pray the most self-centered prayer, walking God through a step by step process about how to fix it. How to fix me. And then I’ll just shut up. That’s all I do. I accept the fact that I’m not finding help from God, and I continue my day-to-day. Going through the same old same old, trying to cope with my sin and find ways to make this burden seem a little lighter.This is complacency, and it happens in all areas in our lives. But, when it happens, and you feel like there is absolutely nothing you can do, God is at work.
He’s working in our weakness! How amazing is that? That an infinitely strong God would choose to work in our weakness. That a holy and perfect God would accept us in our brokenness. If nothing else, I hope that you will be encouraged by this: that God is at his best, when we are at our worst. And that God is faithful and in due time, after we see no other way, God will, once again, reveal Himself o us so that we can revel in His wonderful glory.
1 Peter 5:10, “And the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To Him be the power forever and ever. Amen”