God’s Got This. He has SO got this! It doesn’t matter what it is – He’s got it. IF. IF I will let him!
Lately I’ve said this little phrase to a couple friends at a couple different times. ‘God’s Got This’. Meaning, don’t worry, don’t stress, don’t be discouraged, God’s Got This. It’s all under control, it will all work out.
And it will. It always does. Cause God’s Got This. He’s got this whole wide world in His hands and He’s Got It.
So why do I so often forget that truth? Jesus came to earth, lived, died, rose again, ascended back to the Father, all to give us the gift of eternal life if we will accept the gift the Father freely gives. I’ve done that, I know I’m His, I know HE’S GOT THIS!
I know it. I believe it. I trust in it.
And it’s so easy to say to someone else, especially when I’m having a good day and things look pretty good.
But what about the days when I feel down, discouraged, stressed, worried, sad? Do I still know it and claim it then? Or is it just a phrase that easily falls off my lips (or out of my fingers as I text) when I’m listening to someone else who’s having a bad day?
The other night our furnace quit. Our furnace is about 2 years old. It should not be quitting. And it was cold outside and supposed to get down to 14°. I felt a bit of panic set in as I realized it wasn’t coming back on and my hubby didn’t know what to do about it. I may have been very tempted to get a bit snappish with him. I bit my lip and internalized my panic and worry. And after a few minutes the thought that God was still in control did filter into my rapidly mounting stress and angst.
And God did have it. The man who installed our air conditioning/heat pump was home, answered his phone at 9:45 in the evening and arrived on our doorstep about 10:15. He bypassed a board that let the heat pump communicate with the furnace so we once again had heat and will address the problem of the bad board later. All was well, house was warm and I breathed a very relieved ‘Thank you Jesus’.
I struggle with my preteens – it’s not my favorite age of child. At all. Sometimes I don’t even like my preteens much, though I love my kids with all my heart, all the time. Loving and liking are NOT the same thing! Some days I forget that ‘God’s Got This’ and I think I have to take over and make everything run smoothly, get everyone to get along, make everyone happy, and create a calm, stress-free home. The truth is I can’t do that. But God can get us through the struggles, trials, tears, hormones, and every other issue that arises daily in this home where 4 females reside.
Sometimes I get so frustrated with my husband – over silly issues usually – when I’m stressed (and not remembering that God’s Got This) and I just want him to read my mind and do everything exactly how I want. Poor man could never win though because at times like that I don’t know myself what I want and even if he could read my mind nothing would ever suit me because I’d just change my mind and make matters even more snarled and messy!
Some days I’m just plain discouraged. Many times for no real reason – I can’t even tell you why. Just one way satan attacks and tries to get us to forget that ‘God’s Got This’. Some days I’m cold and just can’t get warm. And it gets me down. Some days I’m tired and need to just rest but I stress myself out by telling myself to get busy and get something done.
What does ‘God’s Got This’ mean to you? What does that really look like? Does it mean life will be sunny skies, beds of roses, and full of laughter all the time? That knowing ‘God’s Got This’ automatically makes everything feel ok and you never feel worried, tired, stressed, panicked, upset, or sad? How do we deal with those feelings when they come – because come they will! We live in a fallen world and there will be stressful times and things that look way too big to deal with.
Giving it to God and letting Him handle it isn’t always easy! But it’s always best. The only way really. And the only way I know that works to combat those feelings that are anything but sunny, is by giving it to God daily. Hourly if necessary. Stay close to Him, communicate with Him about it. Some days I have to make myself sit and read my Bible even when I really don’t want to. It helps. Every single time. It’s communion with God. It’s knowing Him better. Waiting in silence for His still small voice to comfort and make things right. The more time I spend with Him and the more I know His Word the better equipped I am to handle the trials life hurtles my way.
Sometimes life brings tears. That’s ok – cry to God! Sometimes life brings lifted fists shaking at the sky. That’s ok too – just tell God about it and let Him heal you. Sometimes it’s an endless litany of ‘whys’. It’s ok to ask God why. Just know that we may not always find out all the ‘whys’ while we are living on this earth. And don’t stay in the ‘why’ stage. Let God comfort and heal and move on. God’s Got This!
Have a Blessed Sunday.
thank you and bless you and all those others who are reading and will read this.
Jill Flory says
Thank you Brenda! God Bless!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
This week I had a day where I was spitting mad at God. For me I could only put on my red shoes and chase after joy. Because it’s always there…sometimes we just have to work harder to find it.
Jill Flory says
I hear you Laura! I have those moments too. So thankful He loves us through it all and is always there with open arms!
anita roth says
Wow!You have truly said what I have been thinking! Bless you for saying it!
You are right when we dig into god’s word and do it on a regular basis it
makes all the difference in the world.
Merry Christmas to you and your faimly!
Jill Flory says
Merry Christmas to you to Anita, and may we all find time in the busy-ness of the season to continue to read God’s Word!
Nancy Sharp says
I have been saying the same thing to myself all morning, not using the same phrase but I like that, God’s got this. December has not been a good month so far and Christmas stress has set in. I have been talking to the Lord all morning. I know I’m gonna make it and you will too!
Jill Flory says
I’m so sorry you haven’t been having a good month, Nancy. I think it’s even harder when things go wrong around Christmastime. I pray this week goes better for you.
Hope Williams says
You are spot on. Teenagers in general, are the most trying little beings on the planet. When you feel like your rope is nearing it’s breaking point, try this one. It was given to us through parenting classes to become foster parents.
Propel yourself at the one who needs you the most and proceed to just love and love and love on them. Tell them over and over how much you love them. It literally diffuses them immediately.
Another one taught to us was for fighting in the car. I used this one time and never had to use it again. I had reached my boiling point. I stopped the car in the very next deserted parking lot. I got out, made them get out. By now they are really scratching their heads! I said you stand here and you stand there. Then I calmly said now hit him! I kept repeating this louder and louder for about 3-4 times. No one could keep a straight face from the first “hit him”! No one really wanted to hit anyone, it was just two kids, two bad days and a hot car on a hot day.
Humor is Gods gift not only for the funny, but so very much needed in all aspects of life.
The mind reading for hubby, NOT GONNA EVER HAPPEN! Hug him, tell him you love him and THEN tell him what you need or want. Or, just ask him to go for a walk or a cup of coffee. There’s way too much estrogen for just his testosterone self.
Now GOD, had all of this way before it happened. He loves us more than we love ourselves. When life gets overwhelming like that, I always just stop, look up and thank my wonderful God for letting me enjoy another day if all if this again. It checks me up pretty quickly.
Be Blessed and Be a Blessing, Hope
Jill Flory says
Hope that is the best way to handle any crisis with kids I think – just love and love and love. Somehow though it can be so very hard to do at times!
OH, my thank you so much for this, I really needed to reminded of this. Two difficult days in a row, worrying about a hard situation, praying and hoping. Thinking things are getting better, then it is back in your face that maybe not. God’s got this will be my mantra. I am heading to read my Bible and say another prayer. Thank you so much.
Jill Flory says
I said a prayer for you Lori and I hope your week is blessed!