YOUR GREAT GOD
How often do we go about our daily lives, without seeking God’s guidance? It is appalling how infrequently we make use of the spiritual gifts which He gives us. It is even more appalling how little use we make of God Himself. Though He is “our God” (Psalm 67:6), we rarely concern ourselves with Him, and ask very little of Him.
Let me urge you, then, to make use of your great God. Make use of Him in prayer. Go to Him often, because He is your great God. Don’t fail to use such a great privilege. Hurry to Him, tell Him all your needs, your dreams and desires. By faith rely on Him constantly at all times. If some dark external circumstance has placed a cloud over your life, use your great God as your “sun” to break out from your darkness. If some strong enemy has overwhelmed you, find in Jehovah your “shield,” for He is a sun and shield to His people. If you have lost your way in the maze of life, use Him as a “guide,” for He will direct you (Proverbs 3:5-6). Whatever you are, and wherever you are, remember God is just what you need, and just where you need, and that He can do all you need.
In our moment of trouble we first tend to bear our burdens on our own, instead of casting them upon the Lord as He’s requested of us in 1 Peter 5:7. It’s not until we find ourselves between a rock-and-a-hard-place does it seem that we ask for His help. God invites you to take a taste test and see how good He is! The more you taste of His grace and mercy the more you will welcome every opportunity to cast your cares at His feet. It is your own fault if you do not take advantage of riches of God’s grace.
Therefore, since you have such a friend, He invites you to draw from Him daily. What is your need Christ-follower for you have a great God to go to! Never fear or faint, you have a great God to help you. Go to His vast treasure of grace and mercy and take whatever you need—there is all that you could ever want. Learn the divine skill of making God all things to you. He can supply you with everything, or, better still, He can be your all-in-all.