God is greater than I.
So then why do I keep trying to figure things out all on my own?
Why do I keep trying to solve problems by myself?
Why don’t I consult God when it comes to my child’s life?
Why don’t I turn to Him when I am in need?
Why don’t I talk to him all the time?
Why don’t I call him for advice?
Can you relate?
Surely God is greater than I am. Surely God is greater than all of my problems and every situation. Surely He knows what is best for me and my family.
I was reminded of this when I read John 3: 22-36, as John the Baptist was talking to his disciples and other Jews.
… He must increase, but I must decrease.” He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all. (John 3:30-31 ESV)
There needs to be less of me and more of him. That seems like a simple formula right? Yet, it’s one of those “easier said than done” kind of situations. So I thought about this scripture long and hard and below is a snippet of my notes.
Q: How can I decrease?
A: Pray and vent to God about anything and everything. Whatever I pray about don’t worry about. Look to his Word (the Bible) for answers and for the truth. Allow his will to be done in my life. Write whatever plans that I have in pencil and allow him to erase them as needed and rewrite in his plan in pen.
Q: What does it mean that God is above all?
A: It means that He is above everything. He is above anyone that is in my life. He is above all of my problems. He sees me wherever I am. He is with me wherever I go. He knows. Therefore, I should rely on him and not worry or fret about anything.
Therefore, I should rely on him and not worry or fret about anything. I should trust him and know that my circumstances don’t stand a chance next to God.
It all boils down to trusting God.
I know you may be thinking that is BASIC stuff, and it is, and I, and maybe you needed to be reminded of it. Maybe I and you needed to be reminded of who God is. And that’s OK to get a reminder every now and again.