About two years ago, I remember getting a phone call informing me that my grandpa was in the hospital. We drove thousands of miles to make sure we got there before things exaberated. When things were going in the opposite direction of what we were anticipating, different family members began asking me to pray with them.
Astonishment permeated throughout my mind. People that never pray/ people that don’t even believe in God, were requesting that I pray with them. It made me ponder on the thought of how many people use God as a 911 call. When everything’s fine and dandy, you go about your life as if you have never even heard of God, but once you hit a downhill slope, you’re quick to flee to God, asking for aid, comfort, and guidance. You shouldn’t be praying solely when dreadful things are happening, you should be praying all the time. God isn’t an ambulance nor is He merely a 3 times a year thing.
He wants you to be faithful to Him through both good and bad and when things don’t go your way, don’t be so quick to throw the blame on him. If you aren’t praising and giving Him credit for all the good He is blessing you with and praying daily, then you shouldn’t be blaming Him when it gets rough. I believe God works miracles everyday. I also believe that prayer is powerful. But as I sat there alone with my grandpa, praying non-stop, God showed me something really amazing.
It was through a worship song that my eyes were opened to my own selfishness. Sometimes when things aren’t going the way that I planned, I need to just let go, and let God. Instead of saying, “God, please make my grandpa better.” What needed to be said was, “God, you see the big picture, one that I cannot see at all. I trust you with my heart and all that I have. Have your will and have your way.”
God knows what’s best for us. He knows what we need more than we know wh
at we need.
The song that He spoke to me through was a song called ‘Climb this mountain’ by Worshipmob, originally done by Will Reagan. There is a break in the middle of the song where a man starts preaching. He says, “Father, I thank you for the things that I think hurt, the things that hurt now in this moment. But God, you’re going to say ‘TRUST ME this is what you need. God, I would have never chosen this for me but in your grace, you have given it to me’
Even though we would have never chosen a trial that we are going through, God knows exactly what we need. He knows us and He loves us. He doesn’t put us through hard things to hurt us but to make us stronger. His reasoning behind everything are beyond our understanding; It’s not our job to question what He is doing, it’s our job to trust what He’s doing.