Make it all about you God

July 22, 2008

# 4


When my husband received a chilling phone call one spring afternoon and heard the terrible news he indeed did have cancer; life ceased as he knew it. Through tears of fear Bruce fell to his knees at the foot of the recliner and cried out to God in a trembling voice. He knew he’d have share this news with his wife and two children.

“God, this has to be ALL ABOUT YOU. It has to be all about You in me, about You through me and about You in everything I am and do…because there is NOTHING within me to get through this. Make it about YOU GOD – all about YOU!”

I have to wonder what I would have done if that would have been me on the receiving end of that phone call. What would you have done if it were you? Shy of feeling kicked in the gut, would you have feel to your knees crying out to God in utter anguish?

Life is all about choices. We can choose to include God in our trials or tough it alone. Frankly, I knew I wouldn’t be as tough as I’d like to be nor would I have the strength to bear the burden alone.

Bruce’s prayer was immediately answered and continued until the very day he met his Creator face to face. What a glorious reunion that must have been. When Bruce was weak, God was strong.

What decisions are you facing today where you have some major choices to make? Are you going to ask God to walk beside you or better yet, carry you through some trying times or are you going to ignore the fact that your Creator wants to shepherd you in every avenue that life takes you? Ask Him today. Ask Him now. Don’t let your ego and stubbornness prevent you from seeking solace when the world can provide none.


Dear Father,

In your word you tell me that when I am weak you are strong. I am facing a trial right now in my life and I’m not sure if I have the strength to carry on. Please carry this burden for me. God, this has to be all about you. It has to be all about you in me, about you through me and about you in everything I am and do…because there is nothing within me to get through this. Make it about you God – all about you.”

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power ma rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Cor. 12:8-10

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