Focus Verse: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
Everything just seemed to be all over the place, nothing was in order anymore. Work was crazy, home even worst and I was struggling to try to hold everything together. “God, why won’t you just fix this, all of this chaos? I know you can do it.” I remember saying this to God on a number of occasions.
That’s what I kept hearing.
Isn’t it interesting how when we go to God about one thing, usually something that’s tangible, something we can physically see is out of order in our lives, His response to us is usually dealing with something we can’t see, but has a direct connection to the things we can see?
We approach God with requests about fixing our situation, ignorant to the fact that God is more concerned with the condition of our soul. Click To Tweet
The fact of the matter is, God can! He can change your situation in an instant, like that! Your frustration at your job is not a surprise to God. Maybe He is trying to develop you in the area of commitment so that you complete what you start. God sees the condition of your family. But maybe He is using that to develop self-discipline so that you don’t feel the need to comment on everything you observe. But instead, you go to Him in prayer about it. God knows you want to be in a relationship. But He could be using your current relationships to reveal to you that being kind to someone is not contingent upon how they treat you.
Many of us have heard our focus verse, Romans 8:28, so many times that we can quote it without looking at the passage in the Bible. But as soon as something uncomfortable arises in our life, we run to Him saying “fix this, God, fix this”. But instead we should be saying “fix me, God, fix me.”
Prayer: Father, Fix me. Like the Psalmist in Psalm 139:23-24 says, Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting. Lord, help me to understand that the way You lead me may be uncomfortable. But in that space of discomfort, remind me that You are using all of this to work for my good because I love You and I am called according to Your purpose. It is in the precious name of Jesus I pray, Amen!