Friday, July 18, 2014

God's Gotta Do Something

"God's gotta do something!" I exclaimed in frustration, pain and exhaustion.  You know as well as I that there are times we're in so deep over our heads that we can't see the reality of it all....God is doing something.  God isn't somewhere sitting idly by as we go through this life suffering pain, rejection, loss, etc.  We're all human and none of us like to be used, abused or played like a pawn from a chess board.  Yet, sometimes that's just where we find ourselves because we don't take into consideration who we are and who He is. 
I was reminded of a familiar chapter this morning, one we all know and can probably most likely quote from memory.  Psalm 23.  "The Lord is my shepherd..." that's really the only phrase needed in this chapter.  A "shepherd" means "a person who herds, tends and guards; a person who protects, guides and watches over."  That pretty much wraps up all that we need in this life, doesn't it?  And yet, do we have the audacity to make it personable?  Are we brave enough to claim it for ourselves...or is it just a poem we know well enough to quote?  
I know God is patient and long-suffering, but I wonder if there are times when He might be screaming out, "I am DOING something, open your eyes, take notice!  It's time for YOU to do something."  All the while we're like one of those petting zoo ponies being led around and around the ring...it's our comfort zone and we'll keep going around and around out of habit, even though we're not tied up any longer and desire a change.  Sometimes we have to be brave enough to step out of our comfort zone and rely on God to do what He does best.  He can't be our Shepherd if we won't allow Him to!
There's so much more to say about this, but I want to keep it short...allow God to be your Shepherd today and do what He does best, everything else will fall in place.  Turn "God's gotta do something!" into "Look what my Shepherd did for me!"  All that we need can be found in Him!  His Word cannot fail...that's Him doing something!