If you’re like a lot of other people right now and are struggling under the weight of a global pandemic, you’re probably having more bad days than you’re used to.
As a result, maybe you beat yourself up. Perhaps you even feel like you’re letting God down.
But God is not surprised by your frailty and weakness.
Writing about our mortality as Christians, Christopher Ash says, “God is under no illusions about who he is getting on his team.” How true! It’s not like you have a bad day (or week or year) and God says, ‘Wow, I didn’t see that coming!’ He knows we are limited. And it doesn’t scare him one bit.
God’s strength is not limited by your weakness.
God’s wisdom is not limited by your foolishness.
God’s love is not limited by your apathy.
God’s divinity is not limited by your humanity.
God’s Plan A is not thwarted by your many failed plans.
Hear the confident truth expressed in David’s prayer in 1 Chronicles 29:11: “Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.”
Oh yes. Greatness, power, glory, majesty and splendor that are UN-CEASING.
Do we want to grow—with God’s help—to be more like Christ? Yes. Do we want to serve him and love our neighbours? You’d better believe it.
But God is not limited by your limitations. Maybe that’s a word of grace you need to hear in a heavy season.
“God is under no illusions about who he is getting on his team.” And he still loves you. And carries you forward in grace.
God is not limited by your limitations.
By Matthew Ruttan
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.
–*Christopher Ash, Zeal Without Burnout (TheGoodBook Company, 2016), 41.