There is a sphere.
It continually turns, as water gently cascades across its surface.
It sits in a waiting room and when my children were younger, the first time they saw it they were in awe.
It was limitless.
It was powerful.
It was beautiful~yet, with the simple touch of their tiny hand they could stop it all.
Without realizing it, we often limit God’s power in every hard situation we face. We compartmentalize what we believe God can and can’t do in our lives. In our messes. In our anxieties, in our fears, in our unknowns and in the world around us.
We might hear the trite words~
“God does everything for a reason”. Or~”you just need to pray about it more”. Although meant to be, these aren’t words of comfort. They are often pet answers from a sincere heart that has no answers.
Perhaps a heart that hasn’t truly been intimate with God’s power.
And we limit God.
God can do anything.
Just like that sphere, when our hands interfere and our hearts disbelieve-God’s beautiful glory no longer cascades across our lives and the lives around us.
And we ask “why God, why?”
And the whole while our sweet Father is telling us-“lift your hand of disbelief away and allow my power and my glory to wash over you. Let Me show you what I can do in your life.”
In the waiting.
That job situation. That school situation. That hurting marriage. That crying infant. That rebellious teenager. That health scare. That loved one’s illness. That unknown future.
I used to watch my children as their tiny fingers touched that sphere and think about how big they looked next to it, as if they had the world in their hands. They held the power to control its beauty.
And then, I couldn’t help but think~
My God is so much bigger.
The reality of our minute stature hits me hard~
He holds our world in His hands and we hold His power in our hearts. With Him, anything is possible.
Lift your hand. Let go. Watch God’s power, glory and beauty cascade over your life and just believe.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”
“God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.”
“Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.”
“Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.”
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
“But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.”
“And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God.”
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”
“I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.”
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7