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Project Manager

I was sending a note to a friend who is going through tough times. I do not know or need to know the details to pray for her. I was trying to think of the right words to say and I finally told her I was thanking God for being her project manager. Why don't I do that in my life? I try to figure everything out myself. I want to oversee the whole life project but I am not qualified. But I know Who is!

Sometimes we do not see an end in sight and it is a time of turmoil and great uncertainty. I think of Noah. He built a boat - without a rudder! He did not know how long he would be in that boat or where he would end up. But He trusted God. Sometimes God calls us to a place of trust and faith.

Exodus 14: 26-28, "Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.” Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and the Lord swept them into the sea.  The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived." Thanks be to God for intervening so the Israelites could cross the Red Sea! Now, I can tell you I would have known I was dead. Yes, I have faith and yes I know God can do ANYTHING! BUT, I do not always call out to Him first. Often times, after I have exhausted all of my limits.

When the Egyptians followed God intervened again. Exodus 14: 25, "He jammed the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.” The Egyptians were now aware that the Send of the plagues was helping His people. But "not one of them survived." See what God can do?! Truly anything! You would have never thought to ask Him to part the sea! You would have never asked Him to jam the wheels of the chariots. Why don't we just tell Him, at the start, "God, I'm going to trust you with this. It is too big for me."

If you find yourself trying to figure things out and do not know where to start. Or if your mountain is too big to climb, look to God for guidance. Remember, He can oversee the whole situation! And He sees it while knowing the future! What better project manager could you have?

Trust Him! Jesus spoke over the storms on the sea and He gives us the same peace. Stop trying to fight battles alone. Stop trying to figure out situations that are too big for you. Have hope knowing that God will take care of us, despite what we feel like. 1 Peter 5: 7, "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." Then you can have that peace that God gives.

Philippians 4: 7, "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

What do you need to let go of? Let go and let God!

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