daily devotional

Psalm 46: 1 “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”

There’s a personal note which awaits you today. A note which says “I always want to help you with everything.” A note signed by Jesus. He WANTS to help you today, and he wants to help you with EVERY THING. Understand there’s nothing too big or too small for him. Every detail of your life is under his care and authority.

What uncertainties do you face? It is NOT uncertain to God. He knows it all. From beginning to end he knows every detail concerning you and he is taking all things in consideration for your best future. You don’t see it all. What you see is the tiniest sliver of the whole. There’s still so much hidden from you, but not from God. Hebrews 4:13 says “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” You don’t know what’s around the corner, but God does. He will not be surprised by anything and he is preparing you for everything. You can trust that. Never once in all of history has God been shocked. Never has he said, “well, I didn’t see that coming.” Girl, you may be shocked, but he isn’t. He knew it was coming before it was even created … and he’s made a way through that which has shocked the crap out of you. He’s even using this shocking thing to work as part of a good thing. It’s like baking soda in a cake. Baking soda alone is unfavorable. However used in a cake, it brings the rise. Without it, you have flat cake. And without some seemingly unfavorable ingredients in your life, you have a flat life. You want to rise … well there are special ingredients for that and they don’t seem so awesome when singled out.

There may be a lot of things about your future that are up in the air … but remember that’s God’s air. That’s God’s domain. It all falls under God’s power. You can rest assured in that today. You can find peace in that shelter.

Everything is all coming together for your ultimate good. Every detail is aligning to bring you closer to who God intended you to be. All that you can see, and all that you cannot see, is under the authority and direction of your creator, guided with great precision into your life.

Just like in a movie, every character is for a specific role. If there’s an interruption in the scene, it’s part of the bigger scene. If there’s a plot twist it’s for the purpose of a bigger story. Even that which seems random isn’t random at all. And so it is with your life. None of this is random. Everything is by great design. Every thing in your life has the fingerprints of God on it because he’s in the middle of it.

If we only knew the behind the scenes action happening on our behalf. All the opportunities being aligned. All the details being fit together. All the goodness in store. All the divine connections, infinite moments, and heavenly assignments being aligned specifically for us. But we don’t. All we know is we woke up to a Wednesday, and for the majority of us, it’s the ridiculously cold bitter day of winter that quite honestly we would rather wish away. We don’t see how today is hand crafted and specially designed as part of our bigger picture. We don’t see how God has orchestrated the events of today to bring us to a better tomorrow. We just have to trust it.

We must show up today with a deep faith knowing that all we think we know is nothing. That there is greater. That there is bigger. That there is so, so, so much more. And it’s all working together. It’s all be whipped up for us. Mixed together so we don’t have a flat life.

God isn’t some evil genius trying to twist your days in a way that force you into surrender. He’s not a master of pain and manipulation. He is the source of love. He is the all-knowing, all-powerful author, designer, creator and biggest fan of YOUR LIFE. There’s no one for you like God is for you. There’s no one wanting it to work out for you the way God wants it to work out for you. There’s no one who believes in you more than him, because he knows exactly the potential you hold … after all he’s the one who put it there in the first place. He knows your end from the very beginning. He sees the big picture and he’s willing to guide you through every twist and turn required to get you there.

And then there’s Jesus … standing by to help you through it all. Remember that note written across the sky for you this morning. “I always want to help you with everything.” Signed, Jesus. He is an ever present help in times of trouble. He’s always ready to swoop in and guide you. He’s always waiting for your call. He’s available, he’s never too busy, and he’s always able.

There isn’t a single situation in your life that’s out of reach to God. Not one. There’s not a single mess God can’t fix. There’s not a single relationship where God can’t intervene. There’s not a detail gone unnoticed. Remember the words of Jesus in Matthew 19:26. Jesus said “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Knowing that God is for you and Jesus is on your side, you stare down your impossible, your highly unlikely, your previous “no”, your big ol’ mighty mountain in your life, and you remember ALONE YOU CAN’T DO THIS. BUT WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

And Jesus personally wants to help you today … with everything.