God’s Got This!

o sovereign lord you made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm

God’s Got This!

Have you ever sensed God calling you to do something that you didn’t want to do? You know that moment – when you feel a tug on your heart, an inescapable prompting to do a hard thing, a big thing – and it feels like an impossible thing.

That’s how I felt a year ago when God called me to start writing a weekly devotional blog. My carefully crafted argument: “I don’t have enough words … to write a weekly “publishable” thing, write a new book and teach and speak to women … simply not enough words!” Lee, my amazingly supportive husband, politely and emphatically assured me that I did.

But here’s the truth – deep down inside my biggest concern wasn’t the quantity of words – it was the quality. “Lord, I don’t have enough wisdom and I certainly don’t want to waste anyone’s time.” My consistent prayer all year: “Lord I need You – may I write only Your words, Your message – not my own.” (John 12:49)

When I simply shared the ways God was ministering to me in the messy places of my heartaches and struggles – I found freedom from these concerns.

Today, I just want to celebrate our Almighty God! Aren’t you grateful that “God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.” When He calls us out, He holds us up – supplying strength in our weakness, providing wisdom in our foolishness, giving grace to help the moment we need it.

“O Sovereign Lord!

You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm.

Nothing is too hard for you!”

(Jeremiah 32:17)

Our Sovereign, Almighty God who spoke the Universe into existence, who creatively crafted the hummingbird, and majestically carved out the Grand Canyon, looks at us through His eyes of love and says, “Don’t you worry about a thing! I’ve got you … and I’ve got this!”

Difficulties dissolve in the hands of our Lord. What was once lacking is supplied in abundance in often surprising ways.

For several years I had been praying for a friend – a partner in ministry – who could help me rework my website to reflect my heart. God answered that prayer in ways that far exceeded my expectations. I became friends with Alicia Reeves at a speaking engagement in Estes Park a few years ago.

She has a rewarding and incredibly busy job as the Director of Camp Administration for Young Life, but she felt an inescapable prompting to come alongside me in ministry. In her “spare time” she built and created a brand-new Surrendered Heart website. She gave me the freedom to write my heart and share my story.

Each week she prayerfully discovers a photo, adding the verse I’ve sent her, and then sets up the blog to arrive in your inbox on Monday morning at 5 am. She absolutely blesses my socks off!

Nothing is too hard for our Lord!!

My deepest desire and prayer has been that God would create an atmosphere where authentic relationship could happen on the pages of my newly launched website – that I would be able to develop heart connections with you as we connect to the heart of God.

I simply want to say thank you for all those who take the time to read and even respond to these blog posts through email, Facebook and on the website. You have blessed me with your stories of how God is working and moving in your life, you have humbled me with your faith in the midst of personal struggles, and lifted my heart as you have held me and my family in your prayers. I’m deeply grateful for all of you.

Nothing is too hard for our Lord!!

May we face down our impossible things with the certainty that our powerful God has this thing and may we be awestruck by the lavish love and attentive care of our Lord!