When I look back on all that happened in 2018, I am amazed to see God’s hand in every little thing. The mundane, the spectacular, the stressful, the day-to-day, the sad, everything was touched by Him and made good by Him.
In mid-2018 we had to bury our dog Scout after he ate a ball and it got stuck in his intestine. Scout was our first family dog and losing him left a large hole but God filled it in every way. Friends provided support in every way and as a family, we came together and were closer after Scout died. We mourned together and we came through it stronger than ever. The event was sad but from it came further solidified friendships and a strengthened faith in God’s ability to use all things for good.
This year was crazy at my work with contracts getting cancelled and having to move around the company to different teams as a result but God was there every step. When the contract I was on got cancelled, there was a spot already available on a different team, that was in need of someone with my skillset. All that said, I didn’t lose my job, I got to work on a great team and I made some awesome new friends on the way. When the opportunity came to work on the team I am on now, everyone was super supportive and helpful and I am just amazed at how it all worked out. God was all over it. All I had to do was give the situation to Him and trust that He would use it for good.
These are just a few of the funky spots throughout this year and I can confidently say that when I look back on 2018, I can see God’s handprints clear as day and I have never been more thankful to Him for what He has done and what He continues to do.
For 2019 my resolution is to take every opportunity I can to give it all to God and be patient enough to see Him work. God is great! and I can’t wait to see what he does in 2019.
“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” Matthew 6:30 ESV
Nothing is bigger than God. Nothing is bigger than God. This is something I have to repeat to myself daily, hourly, and when I am going through something, every minute. Nothing is bigger than God.
Something about these words is incredibly freeing and uplifting and they go so well with “God is with me”.
“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”
Matthew 6:26 ESV
In times of struggle, when everything seems to be crashing around my head, work stress, bills, repairs and so many other things, I have to remember that nothing is bigger than God. He has the world and my issues are so little compared to His power. He has me, and nothing is bigger than him, so why am I stressing about it?
I write this as a reminder to myself and also as encouragement for anyone who feels despair, lost or lonely. If you know Jesus already God has you. If you don’t, God seeks you. Either way God is right there waiting to take whatever ails you. You just have to believe in Him, give it to Him and let Him work.
Be encouraged and lifted today. God is bigger. Period.