“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” -Isaiah 55:10-11
Yesterday I ran across the website for an organization called Global Gates, focusing (much like ASAP Ministries’ domestic work) on reaching immigrants to the U.S. from unreached groups, with the hope that their influence will reach back across borders to the family and friends they left behind.
One of their core values–the first on their list, in fact–struck me deeply: “Believing and trusting in God to accomplish what He desires”.
That has been an area I have been failing in, recently. I have not been trusting that God will accomplish his will, one way or another, even if I don’t get it just right.
And that’s been a problem! It’s too stressful to have that on your shoulders. And stress only compounds your problem when you read verses like Luke 12:22, and start stressing over the fact that you’re stressing!
So here’s the lesson: as a Christian, you can laugh at yourself a little. Like a kid trying to impress his parents with a dandelion weed, you’ll be underwhelming at times. You’ll even get it wrong.
It isn’t to say that you should stop trying to get it right, it’s simply that the gospel is true–God is real, and he loves you–and nothing can take that away from you.
And God will accomplish what he desires.