Everyone has problems. Everyone has issues. Some are huge boulders and some are just speed bumps but we have all been through something. Some of you may be going through something even now. There is light at the end of your tunnel. The problems that each of us face may seem unbearable but God does not put more on us than we can bear. God allows us to go certain things because He knows our individual strength to make it through. He gives everyone a special specific strength to maneuver your way through your storm. Our storms build our faith. With the faith of God, we can speak to our mountains. Our faith strengthens our prayer life. As we pray more and spend more time with God, we will start to see results. We are getting closer to the end of the tunnel. Our ship is steered by God’s faith that we must learn to obtain and maintain on a daily basis. He can help you through your storm. He can move your mountains and calm your seas. With God, nothing is impossible.
The world is like a clock. No matter how big or small your part is in it, without you the clock would stop ticking. Sometimes we get discouraged and think that what we do doesn’t make as a big of an impact as we would like or what we do is not that important. God knows what He’s doing and He never makes mistakes. God is our gardener. He plants us where he wants us to grow and flourish. He doesn’t call everyone to be big successful world changers. Some of us are called to be successful city changers or community changers. You may think that because of your situation, God would never want to use you to bring others to Him. If you notice in the Bible, when Jesus was on the earth He always used the broken, ridiculed, and messy sinners to bring glory to the Father.
God has a plan for your life. It may not seem like it because of the things that you’ve been through. One of my favorite stories from the Bible as well as an example of this is the story of Joseph. You know, that guy with the coat of many colors? His brothers sold him to be a slave and a few years later, he ended up ruling Egypt alongside the pharaoh. God allowed that to happen because if you continue on in the story, Joseph’s brothers actually had to go to Egypt to buy grain to return to their father. Can you just imagine if Joseph was not in charge of basically everything? His family would not survive. Everything you go through plays a part in how the rest of your life will flow as long as you continue to trust in God and His purpose for you.
Jesus is amazing, right? He is such a big God who does big amazing things for everyone who believes and trusts in Him around the world. So why should he care about little ol’ you? There are times when we may think that our problems aren’t drastic enough for God to care about and/or fix for us. 1 Peter 5:7 (ESV) says “Cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”
Sometimes we tend to put God in a space in our lives that makes Him seem more impersonal than He actually is. We think, “Oh, God has better things to do like feed the children in Africa and heal the sick in China. He doesn’t have time for my little prayers.” But He does! No matter how big or small, God cares. He’s your father, why wouldn’t he? He cares about all of His children, not some, and He never makes mistakes. Ask God to help you realize how much you mean to Him. “He will never leave you, nor forsake you.” Seems a little too good to be true right?
People come and people go but God is forever. It’s hard to believe that God himself cares for us even after we disobey and disappoint Him time after time. He is the true meaning of love. God cared and loved us so much that He gave His only son to be crucified for our sins. Would you give up your only child to save the world? I bet your shaking your head right about now. Who would though? God would. He knows what He’s doing. It may not seem like He cares for you because of the situation you may be going through but it’s only a test. God will see you through it. He cares for you.