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.