- Pastoral Staff
What is your "thing"?
Today was not an easy day. Today I was filled with anxiety, fear, doubt, and so much more. Things happen that we can’t control; sometimes things just happen.
These things, situations, or whatever it may be do not define me or you. These things are just things. These “things” do not get to say whether or not you're a good person or a bad person. These things cannot evaluate your worth. These things cannot control you. Do you know who should define us? Do you know who evaluates your worth? It's Jesus, just Jesus.
God defines you as worthy, loved, precious, and his. God evaluates you as his perfect children. God loves you. No matter what has happened, what you’ve done, what you're facing, your struggles, God still looks at you and claims you as his own. He looks at you and holds such an unfathomable amount of love for not just you, but me and everybody!
As my storm today hit the climax with persay 80 mph winds and deathly waves, I turned to my father in prayer and just prayed a helpful hand, that he would reach down from heaven and just hold us in his hands. But what I realized was that we were already in his hands. He is already doing his best to carry us through the storm, and he will deliver us to where he intends us to go.
God has a plan. He never said it would be easy, but he has a plan. All we as his people have to do is live in a relationship and trust the lord our father. Everything will work out for God’s greater plan.
I was reminded of a verse today that helped me to understand all of this, and I know this was not by accident. But I was reminded of the verse 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” So as you are about to drown in your storm or whatever it may be just trust the Lord and remember you were given a spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind, to help you through your forsay “thing”.