February 16, 2015
God’s Got This
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more importnat than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Matthew 6:25-26 NIV).
Friend to Friend
Oh friend, I don’t know what you are going through today. But I do know this: God is not surprised or worried. He’s got this.
Last June was one of those crazy months for me. For starters, someone created a fake Facebook page using my name, my pictures and my identity. If I didn’t know better, I’d think it was the enemy himself (John 10:10).
The page looked very authentic. The identity thief pretended to be me, and asked for money to support an orphanage in a Third World country. Praise God for one of my blog readers who alerted me to the situation. Facebook has finally taken the page down. (By the way, I will NEVER ask you for money. So if you receive an email with my name on it that is doing so, it is not from me.)
Then I fell off of a six-foot ladder while trimming dead limbs from a tree and sprained a few limbs of my own. That will put a crimp in your dance moves.
A few days later I got a cute little steroid shot in my shoulder for a bone spur. Ouch. That was a first. Hopefully it was a last.
You know, life just happens. As Mary Southerland says, “Life is just so daily.” But here’s the thing; God is right there with us through it all…and we can trust Him!God is never stymied by your past, surprised by your present, or worried about your future.
Today, I want to share part of a sermon by Pastor Shadrach Meshach Lockridge that I heard about 20 years ago. With the power of the Holy Spirit oozing from every pore, he spontaneously proclaimed various names of God. As you read his description, be reminded that God holds the keys to unlock every difficult situation, the resources to provide for every need, and balm to heal every hurt.
Here’s what Brother Shadrach asked his congregation that Sunday morning years ago:
“Do you know my King?”
My King was born King
He’s the King of the Jews. He’s the King of Israel.
He’s the King of righteousness. He’s the King of the ages.
He’s the King of heaven. He’s the King of glory.
He’s the King of Kings. And He’s the Lord of Lords.
David said the heavens declare the glory of God,
And the firmament showeth forth His handiwork.
My King is the only One whom no means of measure can define His limitless love.
No far-seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of His shoreless supplies.
No barriers can hinder Him from pouring out His blessing.
He’s enduringly strong. He’s entirely sincere.
He’s eternally steadfast. He’s immortally graceful.
He’s empirically powerful. He’s impartially merciful.
He’s Gods Son.
He’s the sinner’s Savior.
He’s the centerpiece of civilization. He’s unique.
He’s unparalleled. He’s unprecedented. He’s supreme. He’s preeminent.
He’s the superlative of everything good that you choose to call Him.
He’s the only one able to supply all of our needs simultaneously.
He supplies strength to the weak.
He’s available to the tempted and the tried.
He sympathizes and He saves. He heals the sick.
He cleanses the lepers. He forgives sinners.
He discharges debtors. He delivers the captive.
That’s my King!
Now tell me, is there anything in your life that is too hard for your God?
Hallelujah! There is nothing that I am going through today that You can’t handle. You are under me—supporting me, above me—reigning over me, and surrounding me—protecting me. I’m not going to worry today because I know You’ve got this.
In Jesus’ name,
Now It’s Your Turn
What is one thing that you are going through today that God cannot handle?
Hmmm. ‘Nough said.
To read more of Pastor Shadrach’s powerful sermon, click the Freebie page of my website and look for “That’s My King” under the Living Life Resources.
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Originally published Monday, 16 February 2015.