It’s not hopeless

Here’s my scene. I am sitting at the kitchen table, the dog is munching on his food to my right. Jaxon is working on Math homework to my left. I have changed out of uncomfortably binding work clothes and into sweats, and made a cup of tea. And you know what? I am ridiculously comfortable now. Life is good.

Yes, I still have to guide my child through homework, cook dinner, clean the kitchen, wash uniforms, etc., etc., ad nauseam, but you know what? I am so blessed. I am so blessed that I have a warm home to come home to, a car to drive me to the grocery store so I can cook that dinner, a precious son who wants my help and actually likes me, and a loving husband to curl up next to after all is said and done. Like I said, life is good.

I’m so thankful that I serve a God that cares about the things that concern me. He cares about the little things, just like the big things. From healing of sickness, to favor in a court case, to a sick pet, and everything in between, large or small, my God cares about the things that I care about. He cares about all of us. And no problem is too big that God can’t solve. And no need is so insignificant that we can’t bring it to God in prayer.

How can I think that a God that knows how many hairs are on my head wouldn’t care about my little issues? He knows everything, He knows what’s in my heart. He knows what I’m dealing with, what I’m struggling with. And He’s got answers to my questions. All I have to do is ask and I will find answers. I may have to stick with it for a while, Rome wasn’t built in a day, but God always comes through for me. Always. And He will for you too.

A dear and wise friend once said to me that life is hard, even on a good day. And she’s right. Life is hard. It can have moments of transcendent joy and utter satisfaction and it can have real crap piles. Real, stinky, awful, hurtful messes. And sometimes we find ourselves in a situation that truly looks hopeless. But I know in my heart, if we seek God’s face, seek after God’s heart, His will, and His Word, we will overcome these situations. It may not turn out like we planned or even like we’d hoped, but God can take a huge mess and turn it into something beautiful with ease. He is masterful at it. I’ve seen Him do it in situations in my life that you would swear were totally hopeless.

God is the King of fixing the hopeless situation. Take heart. Your situation is NOT the one that’s going to stump Him.