Saturday, November 23, 2013

Saturday | If I Could Really Get It


If you could fully, completely grasp an aspect of God, what would you choose?

My answer came to me last night as I was curled up in the rocking chair by the fire, drying my socks after wearing a pair of mudboots outside to get a few logs to stoke the fire. I thought mud boots were supposed to be waterproof? I was doing some thinking and praying…and maybe some worrying, too. A friend’s marriage. A friend who needs a job. My car inability to stay fixed. Financial stresses. Tough decisions. What if’s.

And it came to me that if I could grasp, really, really grasp something in my walk with God, I’d choose to understand how tight God’s hand really is over every situation.

Because there’s nothing under my control and I like being in control and so many of my stresses in life are over things over which only God has control. And wow, what would life be like if I was able to see every situation, every circumstance, ever tough moment…as inescapably vice-gripped in God’s hand? Insomuch that I never questioned whether God would pull through or how things would end up working out – it was just a rock-hard given in my mind that God had it under control. Every. Single. Time. Because right now…life seems a little bit wibbly-wobbly (timey-wimey, anyone?), unsure, unstable…sometimes even hopeless. I see the needs I have, the needs my family and friends have…and I don’t see God as clearly as I see those needs.

But I know that somehow in the mix of it that God is in control, that nothing is in flux, nothing in life is a free-fall…it is under the super-control of God’s direction.

But I rarely feel like I really understand that. But I wish I did. Because if I did….wow.

26 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this! I've been faced with that question, too, and I never knew how to answer it. I never thought of that aspect or how restoring and encouraging and faith building it would be! Thanks so much! I really enjoy your blog and all the stories from your life and family. I love real life stories more than anything else!
    Kayla

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    1. Kayla, thank you for your comment! It's a tough one, isn't it? I struggle with trusting God so much, even as I know that He's so worth it and will never let down!

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  2. mmmm, Amen. Loved this post. I suppose if I could choose one aspect of God I could fully grasp, it would be that He is with me always...and not only that, He knows my future. He's already been there and will walk with me every step of the way. I've no need to worry or fret about what will happen, He's here and He's in control. Praise the Lord.

    Thanks for sharing, Kellie! <3

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    1. So true! How awesome would that be, Melinda?

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  3. I am WITH you my friend. If I could really truly grasp, believe deep down, and relax knowing that God is in control, I think of all the anxieties and stresses and sleepless nights that I could let go of. But then I think to myself, how often would I be reminded of my need for Christ if I truly understood and grasped God's mighty plan? My fears, my anxieties, my worries, bring me to the foot of the cross, clinging to the truth that God is good, all the time, even when I don't feel it.

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    1. Isn't that all the truth, right? Having that unshakable trust in God would be...heavenly. But you're so right - it's in the struggle that we find God so much more worthy of that trust!

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  4. Thank you, Kellie. I needed that reminder right now.

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  5. I read this post of yours last night right before bed and then read my SheReadsTruth devotional and was surprised to read pretty much exactly what you stated (here's the post, if you're interested! http://shereadstruth.com/2013/11/24/givethanksday7/). Anyway, like you said, wouldn't it be something if we knew everything that God was thinking and doing? It would definitely be mind-blowing, that's for sure. :) But at the same time, this mysterious part of Him is something that leaves me more in awe of Him and His powers--so there's that, too!

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    1. Thank you for this, Kiki!!

      P.S. I plan on emailing you back soon! :)

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  6. This blog post has encouraged me! Even though we don't fully know how tight God is holding each situation, we can rest assured that He has a firm grip on every aspect of our lives. Keep writing, God is using you! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jeremy! That means a lot to me!

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  7. Very encouraging. I needed this tonight and you said it all so well. Spot on in fact.

    Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving today! ((Hugs))

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  8. Wow, such encouraging words! I wish I could fully grasp this concept as well, how in control God is. I just happened to stumble across your blog from another's tonight, and I know it was not by accident! Just reading a little about you, it sounds like we'd be great friends. :)

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    1. Cassidy, I'm so glad that you stumbled by!

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