Recently we had young granddaughters here for the night. In the morning I was helping them put their tights on as we got dressed for church. When it was my turn to get ready and they looked at the pantyhose I was about to put on, I was told “it’s not big enough”.
Then, they watched in amazement as my hosiery stretched to fit. Since their tights were white and mine were skin coloured, it must have looked like my legs were still bare, and the girls stroked them occasionally, just to be sure!
My husband and I joked about this later and knew it would make a good story, but also wondered if there was a lesson here for us. With a little more thought, we realized that the lesson pointed us back to God. I can’t see him and even though I know he’s with me, sometimes I want something I can touch to make it real. Do I often treat God as ‘not big enough’ to handle the circumstances I am going through?
Even though I give my concerns up to him, I know there are times when I think he just might need my help with them.
Jesus made the lame to walk and the blind to see. He is more than able to handle anything that comes my way. He loved me enough to die on a cross for me and then three days later, rose from the dead to guarantee my salvation.
This is more than enough proof that he loves me and is always willing and able to take care of me. When I stop to really think about it, the only thing not big enough in this picture is my ability to get out of the way and let him work.
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end – Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:2,3 The Message
About Tandy Balson:
Tandy was born and raised near Vancouver, BC and now makes her home in Airdrie, AB. She and her husband have have 2 children and 8 grandchildren. Other than family, Tandy’s greatest joy comes from encouraging and inspiring others. She has been an inspirational speaker since 2000.
Everyone will find something to inspire, encourage or give food for thought as they read the short stories in Inspirations From the Everyday. Tandy has shared insights into her faith gleaned from everyday moments. Her writing has been referred to as a cross between Chicken Soup for the Soul and a devotional. Although each story is designed to be a quick, light read, her words contain a depth of observation that will keep readers thinking long after they have closed the cover of the book.
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