It's funny - and interesting, and challenging, of course - how God works. I have been forcing myself to finish the book I am reading because I purchased it (I try not to buy myself a lot of books because of my budget) and figured I better at least read it. But in all honesty, the book just hasn't done much for me. So go figure. Tonight, I force myself to trudge through more of the book, assuming it will continue to do nothing for me. Then along comes the Holy Spirit, bringing to light something I absolutely could not see for the life of me. And how destructive, and dangerous, and potentially deadly, it is to believe that anything in the entire world is bigger than God is. But the truth of the matter is that I have felt so immersed in the absolute yuck of this trial that I have had great difficulty seeing even one centimeter past it, over it, around it, and through it. I've just tried to put one foot in front of another, and not done such a great job of that, mind you.
Talk about a change of perspective, thanks to the Holy Spirit using this random author and random book that I'm slowly wading through to remind me of THE TRUTH. God is ALWAYS - and I mean ALWAYS - bigger. This reminds me of the story in the Old Testament of Caleb and Joshua go to check out the land and see God's blessings and victory when the men who went with them could only see the giants (Numbers 13). Who exactly is bigger? The circumstances? The giants? Or GOD?
GOD IS BIGGER - ALWAYS. Sometimes I get my eyes and heart so stuck on my circumstances, and my emotions so caught up in the challenge of the circumstances, that I get my perspective totally out of whack. Then along comes the Lord to remind me of the TRUTH.
GOD IS BIGGER - ALWAYS. ABSOLUTELY ALWAYS.