One Sunday morning I stood in my church, the lights were dimmed as usual, worship time was an uninterrupted half hour of praise and worship music. It was the time when each heart in the church searched for the Lord and as He promises “Seek and you shall find”, I have no doubt that each heart earnestly seeking Him found Him. It was not an unusual Sunday. This is how my church at the time, had their worship. No interruptions, just praise music, hearts yearning, Spirit answering. As I stood there with my arms lifted, tears streaming down my face, heart crying out “help me Lord, help” the promise of unfailing love was flowing through the loud speakers and calming my heart. After the worship ended the Pastor took the microphone and gave a talk I will never forget. He spoke about “Big God”.
We serve a big God. He is so big that we can’t measure Him. We humans want to put everything into boxes so we have everything penciled down, sized compared, tagged with little words to describe the thing etc. But there is One that we can’t describe, measure or put tags on and that’s God and His mercy, His Grace, His Power, His being. He IS! If God was not, then we wouldn’t be either. As the Pastor spoke God used the words to reveal to me how to let go. God is so big that nothing we battle and no giant we face (but likely is hiding from) can beat Him. Just like David hit Goliath with nothing but the faith that God would use the stone and the sling to hit the right place so Goliath would fall, so can we face our giants, go into a battlefield with no strength of our own and let God use us to fight the giant. For only God’s power can beat anything. Even the devil himself will stick the tail between his legs and run off and hide in the darkness when God enters the scene. God can and will fight my battles if I allow Him to. But I have to let Him because He is not forcing my heart. What really convicted me in this talk however, was “the coin”. Pastor J took out a tiny coin, held it up in front of his eyes and said “when we focus on the little coin, our vision of what is around and behind it vanishes”. If we can only see a giant, we fail to see God. If we focus on the obstacles in our path, we fail to see God working. If we fail to see God, satan takes a foothold in our hearts and he doesn’t stop beating us down until we loose faith… with the risk of repeating myself, let me just say: Been there, done that! Here is the best news: God NEVER lets go! He is waiting the in wing for us to ask Him to come into our lives and boot satan out.
God is fully aware of everything that happens in our lives. In the world at large, even the little hard working ants in the backyard, He knows. How big is God? He is bigger than any obstacle, giant or demon you will ever face!
The “Big God” talk has remained with me since. I needed it to get the courage to walk out into the battleground and stand up. We may feel like we are facing something as impossible like letting go of a stressor, be it guilt, discouragement, an angry boss, a teen or whatever else, but nothing is impossible for our big God and that’s a truth we need to meditate on. If we battle stress then I think it should be a daily meditation. Nothing and nobody can be bigger than the Creator Himself.