Perspective is extremely important. I heard a pastor say one time, “the God you perceive is the God you receive.” If your view of God is that He is harsh and judgmental, you will most likely feel guilty or condemned a majority of the time. You may also find it difficult to receive or give grace and forgiveness.
Mark Batterson wrote, “we often shrink God down to the size of our biggest problem.” Sure, we believe God is big, but so is cancer. God is big, but so is depression. God is big, but so is the hard heart of our lost friend or family member. God is big, but so is, _______________ fill in the blank.
How big is God in your life? Big enough to heal? Big enough to provide? Big enough to set free? Big enough to calm the storm? Big enough to trust?
Have you shrunk God down to the size of your biggest problem? If you have, don't feel condemned. Take some time to remind yourself how great our God truly is. Maybe you could lay under stars and remember that God spoke them into existence. Maybe you could read through Exodus and remember how God demonstrated his miraculous power over and over again. He parted the Red Sea, Maybe you could read the New Testament and remember how Jesus fed the 5,000, walked on water, calmed the storm, opened blind eyes, and brought the dead to life. For our God is the same yesterday today and forever. He still heals, still delivers, and is always faithful. The best part? This God of love and power is ON OUR SIDE.
We serve the God that makes the impossible possible. The God of miracles! God is ENOUGH.
For more on this subject, read Mark 9:14-29. "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief."