As I was spending time with God in His Word this week, the same idea kept popping off the page to me – “He alone.” Just like everyone else in this world, I struggle with different issues, and, by nature, I try to control them. I worry. A lot.
What are some things you worry about?
No matter what it is, He tells us in Matthew 25:34, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
And so, even though I’ve known it my entire life, it hit me – He alone is able. The same God who performed miracles in the Bible is still our same God today. He can calm my fears, give me strength, and fill my heart with peace. He alone will direct my path in the most perfect way.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able sit on my throne and have all of my dreams handed to me on a silver platter. He alone is ABLE to do that, but it doesn’t mean He WILL. God calls us to be active participants in following our dreams. Sometimes those dreams may not be part of His plan for our lives, but His plan is ALWAYS greater! Although I WANT Pilot Pete to randomly come knock on my door and sweep me off my feet (and God is certainly ABLE to do that for me), I have a feeling I should probably be doing something more realistic on my end in the meantime. Maybe I’ll apply for The Bachelor…
What can I (really) do?
So, I know one thing I CAN do right now is pray for my future husband every day, and trust that God is preparing us for and leading us to one another. I can: focus on ME and loving myself, continue working towards my independence, strengthen my personal relationship with Christ, explore different churches, and meet new people. All of these things are things I can do in the waiting, and God is able to give me the hope and patience I’ll need as He leads me. He alone is able, and He alone is all I need.
He alone can move mountains and part waters! Even if we can’t see it in our lives right this second, we can know everything that happens is all part of His greater plan. Continue to trust in Him, have faith (even if it’s as small as a mustard seed) and always remember…..He alone is able.