Saturday, September 3, 2016

Life is Tough, I Need Something Stronger











Friday, I heard that 7,000 people from the company that I work for are going to be out of a job.

A man was shot and killed for not holding a door for a lady at McDonalds (true story).

2 correctional officers shot in the lobby of California county jail, a suspect in custody.

DEADLY SHOOTOUT: New Mexico police officer, suspect shot and killed after an exchange of gunfire.

Two USC football players under investigation for sexual assault, documents say.

It doesn’t take long to realize that our world is in chaos.  If you don’t believe me, turn on the news.   After about 5 minutes of news, I get a knot in my stomach and, if I’m not careful, panic can set in.  I start to worry about things like:

 whether my children are safe

If I’ll have a job (I’ve already given up on retirement)

If I’ll have enough money to pay the bills

So today I want to encourage you.  I want to remind you that God is in control. In fact, he is in control whether we like it or not.  The only question you and I have to answer is whether we will submit to God’s authority or not.  So yes God is in control and nothing is bigger than God,

not your relationship problems,

not your money problems,

not the problems in our government,

not racial issues,

and not the company you work for,

Nothing is bigger than God.  Let me say that again.  Nothing is greater than God.  And do you know what else? 

He loves you!

He loves me!

He loves everyone!

So when we look around, and it seems as though everything is going crazy, put your hand in the hand of the one who is bigger than the problems and the one who loved you enough to die for you.  


When I focus on that, my fears get smaller because I have a huge God who cares for me; He loves me so he will not let me go hungry or lack anything I need.   He will protect me and keep me safe.  Even in the tough times, we can trust God because everyone faces tough times, life is tough, so I need a stronger God.   How Strong is your God?