Our Big God

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 11, 2017
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Our Big God

Sometimes when I feel fearful of the future, or when I’m discouraged and problems overwhelm, my mind starts focusing on worse-case scenarios. It's what I get when my faith turns inward – I start looking down, rather than up. Perhaps you do the same. Your problem can so easily become an idol – it's all we focus on, talking about it endlessly, instead of praying about it and trusting in God’s ability to handle it. You and I have to fight to not look down, but jerk our thoughts upright. We need to remember that our loving Father holds us in His hands, and He is bigger, smarter, more compassionate and more loving than we could possible imagine.

It's why, in my art studio, I keep a little plaque that reads, “Don’t tell God that you have a big problem, tell your problem that you have a big God.” Do you have a problem that's screaming for your undivided attention, insisting that you idolize it? Friend, tell that problem that your God is immeasurably bigger than it is. Declare over your situation Deuteronomy 4:35, “…the Lord, He is God; there is no other beside Him.”


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Thank you so much for this word of encouragement. My problem is big and persistent. I know God is plenty big enough to meet the need and fulfill all His wonderful promises. I asked Him a bit ago for a ray of light in the dark. Your words are His answer to me.
  • April 11, 2017
  • 3:49 p.m.
  • Keren Ibebunjo
WOW ! THANKS ! GOD IS BIGGER THEN my worries about grandchildren raised in homosexual homes where the creation is worshiped instead of the CREATOR !
  • April 11, 2017
  • 3:25 p.m.
  • mary black
Yes, I have such a problem! It's about choosing the right church. I keep thinking and talking about it, (untill now!), so thank you Joni, for this insight! I will let go... With love, Anna, from the Netherlands.
  • April 11, 2017
  • 3:10 p.m.
  • Anna Verweij
Thank you Joni, I needed this today. Our God is bigger then anything we are facing.
  • April 11, 2017
  • 3:04 p.m.
  • Melissa Johnson
Thank you so much Joni this is so timely my husband and I are experiencing some really hard financial times and now my legs are weak achy Steph I don't know why I can't afford to find out but I know God is big and I just prayed with authority against the devil and over my legs to be healed and our finances and I believe it with all my heart he is A good God and he loves us thank you again
  • April 11, 2017
  • 9:26 a.m.
  • Judy Grubb