For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:13
Nothing makes you feel more powerless than being in a situation that just baffles you. You don’t know what to do. You don’t know what to say. You don’t know how to get help. You feel trapped. You feel alone. You feel forgotten.
Whether it’s a relationship, a project, a job or a train wreck, it’s overwhelming to feel stuck and not have an answer. It’s frustrating not to be able to figure things out. But, there is something powerful in such a circumstance.
When we have reached the end of ourselves, we have no choice but to turn to God. When we have no solution, no plan, no control or just no clue, we turn to God and say, “I’m stumped. I need your help.” In these situations God’s work is more obvious because we know that any positive result was because of God and not because of ourselves.
So, here’s some good news: while God’s work is often mysterious, it’s not foreign to believers. As this verse states, God is already working in you and in me. That doesn’t mean that everything that we do is godly. Often it’s far from that. But, we don’t need to wait for God to intervene from on high. He’s already with us. He’s already working in our lives.
The key is to stop and give the situation over to Him (Philippians 4:6-7). We must learn to run to God before we think we need to. When we reach the end of ourselves and our only choice is to turn to God, well, that’s a pretty great choice, isn’t it?
God is at work in your life. In all of the good things and in all of the bad, God is at work. In all of the crises, the victories, and the mundane, God is at work.
How do you need God to work in your life today? How does God need to work in you today?
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