Journal Entry ~ 12/22/18

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  - Isaiah 9:6

Mighty God. That babe in the manger is our Mighty God. He is at the center of the universe, He is the creator of all things, He is the only one worthy of worship.

16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things were created through him and for him.
17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. - Colossians 1:16-17

Our God rules over heaven and earth, He defines love and wisdom, mercy and grace, He controls the forces of nature and authority, he reigns sovereign over every aspect of our lives, He sees everything, knows everything, and is everywhere. He is our Mighty God, and He is worthy of our complete submission and worship. He can right our wrongs, He can move mountains, He can part seas. He can do the impossible. 

Meditating on that truth should bring us such peace in life’s struggles, but the opposite is often true. From the time of Eden, we continue to want to put ourselves in His position. We want life to work according to our will and conform to our plan. We think we know what’s best, so we start to lay out our plan for God, but putting ourselves at the center of it all will only lead to relational brokenness and personal disappointment. Daily, we have to take ourselves down off the throne and place Him back in His rightful place.

Learning to surrender to God means we have to get comfortable laying down our plan, and trusting that no matter what the Mighty God of the universe allows into our lives, it is for good. We have such a limited view of our universe and His plan. Our tiny little perspective doesn’t take into account all that He can see or know. There is so much more to consider than just what we can see. But we dictate to Him what should happen based on our pinhole of a perspective, and then we grow frustrated or we despair because He’s not answering our prayers the way we want Him to respond. 

We’re not God. There is only One Mighty God and Creator of this universe. Fighting our own self-centeredness and plan for how life should go, and laying it down at His feet, choosing to trust in the Mighty God of this universe and in His grand plan is how we find peace while living in this troubled world. 

Relax. He’s got this. 

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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