Our God IS Greater!

Chris Tomlin’s OUR GOD       

This song is AMAZING! I feel it explains how I feel about our powerful God in this season of my life. All around me I have seen peoples lives be impacted by unexpected events.  From one of my best friend’s brother being tragically killed in a motorcycle accident, my formed Bible study co-leader (whom I adore and look up more than I can explain) becoming pregnant with triplets and then losing two of them, my Bible study girls here dealing with some really hard issues, my heart has been broken. God is in it all. I can’t possibly understand it all, but I know He does. I can’t possibly comprehend why these things must happen, but I trust He will get ALL the glory.

When I found out about my friend’s brother passing away, I immediately called her. She was broken beyond words, no doubt, but as we talked I reminded her that God is in control. God is holding her and God is still holding her brother. She paused and said, “I know He is, and HE IS GREAT!” How powerful. How humble. I hope and pray that when the rain comes in my life I can say, “I know He is in control and He is great!” Whatever that may be, HE IS GREAT! But it didn’t stop with her, her whole family praised God.  And why wouldn’t they? They had praised and rejoiced in Him until that moment, why would a situation change who God is.  It doesn’t! What faith. I was blown away by those simply words and can only trust that my faith in my Savior is stronger than this world’s circumstances. My God is forever this world is temporary, and my friend knows that.  Yes, she and her family are devastated, but their hope is in the Lord, where it always has been.

I am broken. Seeing God in the midst of tragedy. Seeing joy in the center of tears. Seeing one little girl, of the triplets, struggling for life because 100s of prayers are lifting her up constantly throughout the day. Knowing:
Our God is Stronger
Our God is Greater
Lord, You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer
Awesome in Power
Our God, Our God…
is overwhelming. I hate that the people I love must experience this things, but I am so grateful that when our hearts are crushed we can SPRINT into His arms and rest. We can cry. We can trust. He will reaffirm. He will mend. He will hold us.

For the tag of the song;
And if our God is for us then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is for us then what could stand against us?

This is one of my favorite verses (Romans 8:31).  I think it shows God power, His compassion, and His ability to protect each one of us.  But it has been so meaning to me, and I’m sure my husband as well.  He is allowing us to be a part of His kingdom work down here in this strange place (I have grown to love it, but it is quite strange).  I am reading 1-2 Samuel right now. How God specifically chose Samuel, then Saul, then David.  How He chose them knowing their sins and weaknesses, and placed them in a leadership role. I am so humbled that God chose me. My past is picture perfect. If you asked me 5 years ago if I would be the youth “minister’s” wife I would have told you no. But God is faithful, chose me, and empowered me to do His work. I am not worthy of teaching young girls about purity, avoiding insecurities, and not worrying about what others think, but who is? He has chosen me to be an imitator of Christ for these 20-25 girls, and I humbly take my cross and will struggle and strive and run and hustle and chase and fall and stumble and succeed and race to follow my God. NO ONE AND NO THING CAN STAND IN MY WAY! My God is stronger, My God is Greater!!! He is higher than ANY other! And today, that is my joyful hallelujah!

Saul’s story:
They ran and brought him out, and as he stood among the people he was a head taller than any of the others. Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see the man the LORD has chosen? There is no one like him among all the people.”

Then the people shouted, “Long live the king!”
1 Samuel 10:23-24

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