Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Football, Puzzles & God

God said "Let there be"...and there was.  So the world as we know it began to take shape. As far as I can tell, He's still holding it together today too!   He's the same yesterday, today and forever, right?  If He was holding the world together at Creation, then He's still holding it together today. Colossians 1:17 He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. 
How comforting it is to know that before ANY situation which may arise in your life, God is there.  Before you face any test or trial - before you enjoy the thrill of victory - before any of it...God is there.  Be comforted...not only is He THERE but He's holding it all together for you!  How many times in life does it seem like your world is about to break into a million pieces?  How many times does it feel like you're sitting there with 1000 puzzle pieces in your hands wondering how in the world this jumbled mess of life will ever fit together to form a beautiful work of art?   Have you ever been there? 
Isn't it wonderful to know a God who was there before it all began?  Isn't it comforting to know that His hand is holding your life together?  No matter what it LOOKS like, things could always, always be worse.  What keeps them from becoming just that?  GOD!!! 
My mind travels back to the old football field...there's a 50/50 chance your team will win or lose.  While the team is on the field taking on each tackle, being set back for each penalty, while a hurt player is being toted off the field, there are usually cheer leaders and fans cheering them on toward victory.  There is a coach looking at his playbook, trying to decide the best play for the moment...he has his sights set on only one thing -  victory.  It's the same way with the Lord.  No matter the obstacle, He only has one plan on His mind - victory.  Always remember that He has a PERFECT plan for your life.  Obstacles you may have to overcome are just stepping stones to God's perfect plan for your life.  Trust Him to do the work and to lead you through it. 
Take His trusty, faithful hand and walk along.  Tune your ear in to your COACH and hear Him say, "Let there be..." - He's speaking promise and possibility into your life today.  Hold on to Him and come what may, you'll be safe in His hands...and you'll win the game!