Because this morning I woke up with a thousand things on my mind.
He wasn’t one of them.
Completely stressed out. Full of worry. With a to-do list a mile long.
And yet, He insisted I come spend some time with Him.
‘The rest of the world can wait,’ He said.
I fought His calling to come and be still.
I didn’t have time to sit and be still. I had things to do. He knew that.
It was true, I had been meaning to spend some time with Him this week, but I just couldn’t find the time.
“I’ll do it tomorrow,” had become my life mantra.
But not today.
I had run out of tomorrows and my Father wanted to talk.
And just like a disciplined child who had just been reprimanded, I lowered my head and found a seat at the table.
Unsure of what to read I just turned to Luke.
I could feel the tension building up. I had so many other things I should have been doing. Rest was not on my list of things to do.
I began to read quickly. Well, more like skimming. I would just get it over with.
Time with God- check!
Except that it didn’t quite go that way.
Even though I wanted to skim, suddenly I was soaking in every word.
Breathing in the word of God like I was just catching my breath.
I could still hear the thoughts in my head.
All the things I needed to figure out.
How I was going to pay for this or that.
How I was going to hit some pretty big numbers for work over the next couple of days.
And the truth was I had zero answers.
It all looked pretty impossible and I was pretty worried.
And then there it was.
For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37
I got goosebumps.
Before I could even voice my doubt He interrupted me.
‘Nothing,’ He said.
And there was more.
Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill what He has spoken to her. Luke 1: 45
(I see what You did there.)
Now you might be thinking ‘woah, that’s pretty weird’ but that’s not even the weirdest part. Remember all those things I was stressing about. The money. The bills. The pressure from work. They are still there. I’m looking at them staring at me from across the table, but they don’t seem nearly as significant as they did before.
See what I think I realized is that there really is only one solution to our problems and that’s finding the strength to trust our Holy and loving God enough that we don’t worry about anything else.
Because He tells us that nothing is impossible and that those of us who believe Him are blessed.
Friends, the answers are there. He is there. But for some reason He is the last place I look.
I am grateful that He is gracious enough to blatantly put the answer right in front of me.
Grateful that He knows what I need even before I do.
Truth is though, I don’t know what He’ll do. And I don’t know if His solution looks like mine. But what I do know is that nothing is impossible and I have every reason to believe Him.