So, Lord, I have these problems.
And in some ways I’m thankful.
Without hard stuff I tend to glide through life with a friendly nod in Your direction.
But when the problems come, I catch my breath and lean into You.
“Without faith it is impossible to please God.” Hebrews 11:6
So this hard stuff is my opportunity to trust You. To please You by believing that You will make a way out.
It helps that my feet can’t touch the bottom. It’s almost hard to not trust You.
But, while I’m here treading water, waiting for Your intervention, I can think of some ways that You can solve this.
May I let go. Release my solutions and timetable. Float on the water of Your unfathomable goodness.
My ears submerged, muffling the chaos. Enveloped in the other-worldly peace of Your presence.
May I be like that astonishing Roman centurion who prompted singular praise from You. (Matthew 8)
He knew that You could do a miracle without human scaffolding.
He didn’t need a plan.
You were sufficient.
You are Sufficient.
So I remember Your power and goodness. And my heart inflates with hope.