Don’t Limit God
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NIV
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived,” – the things God has prepared for those who love Him – these are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit.
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
God is the creator of the universe. Why then, do I doubt Him to lead me through a tough time or wonder if He will help me have the motivation and self-discipline I need to complete a task? I think it’s because we have such a close relationship with Him that we bring Him down to our level. I talk with Him every day. It’s like He is sitting right next to me. Because Jesus died for me, God’s Holy Spirit is within me. The Holy Spirit intercedes for me and I am able to talk with the God Almighty on His throne in Heaven. Since that’s the case, why do I not trust Him to help me, when He has given me His own Son to die for me?
It is amazing to think that he knows everyone on this earth so much he has counted the number of hairs on their head. If He knows me so well, why would I limit His ability to guide me throughout my day?
My name is written on the palms of His hands. He thinks about me continuously. He knows my thoughts before I even think them and what I am going to say and do. He knows my future. Every day of my life is recorded in His book. He knows when I’m going to die and the details surrounding it.
When I think about how mighty and powerful He is, and I review the stories in the Bible about His miraculous acts, how can I limit Him? The parting of the Red Sea, leading the Israelites through the desert by cloud, providing water and food from the sky, makes me acknowledge He can lead and provide for me. His Son, Jesus Christ, brought Lazarus to life, which tells me He can heal my loved one or myself when I am ill. He has plans for me in my darkest hour as He had plans for Job. He was healed and restored physically and materially.
This God is the same God who led me through my deserts and brought me into the Promised Land. He provided a job in the midst of a foreclosure proceeding. He encouraged loved ones to help me. When I prayed for my loved ones deliverance from an abusive relationship, He answered me. My loved one is now married to another man who treats her in a gentle, loving way.
Why is it when we come to new challenges or through another dark valley, we limit what He can do for us, even though He has proven Himself many times over. We just need to look back on our past and remember His saving grace.
Prayer: Thank you, God for helping me remember how you have helped me in the past and know you have plans for me that far exceed what I could ever imagine. You are a good God, no matter what happens. I praise and thank you. In Jesus, name, I pray.