It was Max Lucado who said: “Most people suffer from small thoughts about God.”*
In other words, when we underestimate the sovereignty, wisdom, love and power of God, we do ourselves a radical disservice.
Time for a perspective corrective.
The world has a lot of problems. Your life has challenges too. But what is puzzling to you is a puzzle piece to God.
In Ephesians 3:20 Paul prays: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…”
Immeasurably more—not less.
More than we ask or imagine—not less.
According to his power that is at work within us—not his apathy that takes a nap and could care less.
If you’re a follower of Jesus, and if certain things make you scratch your head or leave you exasperated, don’t conclude that God isn’t good or that he isn’t at work.
He is. Not only in the world generally, but in you specifically.
The doctrine of the sovereignty of God is hugely comforting because he is not defined by your limitations or limited perspective.
On a building project, the tradesman deliver their supplies and do some of the work, but only the architect and general contractor know the big picture and bring it all together.
What is puzzling to you is a puzzle piece to God.
–“Suffering from small thoughts about God no more.” Sermon. July 3, 2022. Click here.
–*Max Lucado, Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer (Thomas Nelson, Nashville, 2014), 23.