Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Too Big for Me

I was just talking with Kyle about something in my life that to be honest, I don't have my mind quite wrapped around. For the last few weeks I have really worked hard trying to figure it all out and come up with a solution (to no avail).  We talked and prayed and then we both went back to work.  I was preparing for Sunday mornings message and decided to do some reading in Romans.  I came across this verse and I found the answer that I think I have been searching for.

"He trusted God to set him right instead of trying to be right on his own.  If you are a hard worker and do a good job, you deserve your pay; we don't call your wages a gift.  But if you see that the job is too big for you, that it's something only God can do, and you trust him to do it- you could never do it for yourself no matter how hard and long you worked- well, that trusting-him-to-do-it is what gets you set right with God, by God. Sheer gift.
                                                                                              Romans 4.3-5 (Msg)

When we find ourselves coming up against something that seems to big for us... may we trust him to do it instead of relying on our own insights and abilities.