I’ve been finding myself drawn lately to simplicity in the Lord. Trying to just get back to the foundation of it all and start over. I’ve felt God trying to dislodge some things I’ve allowed to attach themselves to my faith, to my belief about Him.
And He’s trying to show me that He is enough.
And that I…am not.
But not in a negative way. He’s just been reminding me how much I need Him. And that’s not a bad thing because in all this, I’ve begun to realize that there’s distrust in my heart for my God.
Let me explain. It’s not that I don’t love God or believe in Him. I do. But if I can somehow make this make sense, it’s like there are parts about Him that I’m realizing that I don’t know that well. And because of that, I’ve allowed doubts to enter my heart about His intentions.
I say I trust God, but He’s beginning to show me that I don’t as much as I thought I did. And although He’s flooding light in the places of doubt, He’s also in the process reminding me of His desires to really give me every good thing. In the first chapter of John, He gave a sweet reminder this week.
Through him all things were made;
without him nothing was made that has been made.
All things created, were created by Him. There is nothing that was made that wasn’t made through Him.
All things passed through His hand.
And all things still pass through His hand. Nothing I face has not already been filtered through Him. Nothing gets close to me that doesn’t serve a kingdom purpose. Nothing I come up against does not in some way have an end intention of glorifying the Father.
And you know what that means? It means I’m safe.
Even when it’s all ugly and messed up and I can’t see any good purpose in whatever I’m going through, I’m safe.
I’m safe because I’m His.