Wow! Sometimes that is all you can say when you look around and see all God is doing. That’s how I’m feeling right now. God is doing some awesome things and he is allowing me the privilege of being a part them.
This is not always the case. God is always at work for sure, but sometimes what he is doing is obscured by my pre-occupation with the world, lack of spiritual discernment, stubbornness, fatigue, doubt and fear. It is in those times that I tend, much like Peter did when Jesus invited him to walk on the water with Him (See Matthew 14:22-32), to take my eyes off of what God is doing and focus on the circumstances in my life from a purely earthly perspective.
There is nothing wrong with acknowledging that we have challenges in our life that, without a doubt, seem overwhelming. The problem occurs when we focus solely on those challenges forgetting that God has specifically promised that he would use everything that happens to us for our good.
I am certainly not going to be rough on Peter. I have been in a few storms that became so violent that I lost sight of God’s sovereignty and became consumed with the waves. In a number of those situations I had made up my mind that it was over for me. But God came through anyway. He always does, that is not the point. The point is will we learn to trust him completely with our lives? Will we stop throwing spiritual temper tantrums when things aren’t working out as we expected and simply believe that God has our best interest in mind, and he is working, with perfect skill and timing, to accomplish that purpose?
For now, all I can see is the sunshine and the calm seas, but I have lived long enough to know there is a storm coming. My desire is to face that storm with the same peace and trust I have right now while things are going great.