Drop the Rope

May 8, 2019

There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. – Proverbs 21:30

 

Do you ever play tug of war with God? You loosen your grip on an area of your life and give it to Him, only to grab it back later that day. When God nudges you to trust and wait on Him, you respond, “Sure God, right after I get everything checked off my list.” 

 

I play tug of war with God almost every day. 

 

I pray for God to keep my three kids safe, but still text them often to check in and give them advice. I lean in and listen to God’s still-small voice, but when He speaks, I call my girlfriend to process His answer… just in case. 

 

Why don’t we trust the God who controls the weather and who knows each star by name? Why do we limit His power and take matters into our own hands? What keeps us from understanding God’s limitless power?  

 

Could it be that it’s easier to let our complicated circumstances obstruct our view of God’s invisible power at work in the background? Or to equate God’s unlimited power with our own very limited “manpower,” selling short His ability to take complete control?

 

God gave John a glimpse into heaven so he could reveal His power to us in the Book of Revelation:

 

Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages. Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed. – Revelation 15:3-4

 

These passages highlight that God is…

 

great, marvelous, almighty, 

just, true, righteous, 

king forever, alone holy, 

worthy to be praised by all nations.

 

Wow, God’s character is beyond our comprehension and His power has no end. It’s infinite, everlasting, and more than capable of caring for all His children. So let’s drop the tug of war rope. God’s got this, and you too.

 

A Wake Up Call Challenge for You:

  • Pray and ask God what area of your life are you gripping too tight.

  • What would it look like to fully surrender this area to God and trust Him completely?

  • Share your steps of faith with God and someone else - outlining how you will stop playing tug a war with God and let what you’ve been gripping go.

 

 

The Power of Giving God Thanks Will Ignite Your Faith and Change Your World!

 

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