Updated: Mar 30, 2020
Do you remember how big certain places used to seem when you were a kid?
Everything was epic!
After our first grandson was born (and once he got old enough) we started taking him to Chuck E. Cheese. We often took our kids there when they were little. One of my sons shared that as a kid, Chuck E. Cheese seemed like this ginormous place packed with every game imaginable. Then, when you ordered pizza and watched the show, the characters were larger than life. But now that they are grown, this place is actually tiny. It was packed with people, the games are right on top of each other and that stage seems so much smaller than it used to be.
What happened? Well, as they got bigger and older, Chuck E. Cheese got smaller.
Unfortunately, this is what happens in our relationship with God sometimes as we get older. We grow up, become smarter, more logical. But if we’re not careful, we start to become more dependent on ourselves and this big, huge God we believed in as kids, begins to become smaller and smaller and our problems, in turn, become bigger and bigger.
Today, I want to remind you of one simple truth that will help you grow spiritually in your walk with God. That one truth is this:
Our God is big.
As life occurs, sometimes painful circumstances cause us to lose sight of how big our God really is. Fear is a tool our enemy uses to keep us believing that God is small. He makes us believe that we are not able to face our giants.
Have you ever believed statements like these:
*God isn’t going to answer your prayer.
*Your future is going to be painful and uncomfortable.
*Depression, sadness, and worry are your new normal so you might as well get used to it.
I want to encourage you today to recognize those statements as lies. Remember that God has your back! Even when life is hard, painful, or uncomfortable, you have a God that is surrounding and protecting you. He offers you a peace that transcends all understanding. If we could just stop believing the lies and open our eyes and heart to the bigness of God again, it would change everything. He is so much bigger than your circumstance. He has the power to not only change your circumstance but provide you with hope for an amazing life and future with Him. We need to stop trying so hard to fix everything on our own (of which I am the worst offender) and remember to, “fix our eyes on Jesus, the author, and finisher of our faith.” (Heb. 12:2)