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Devotional Thoughts with Marilene Long

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God is Big Enough

The rubber bracelet on my right wrist reads, “God is Big Enough.” I look at it several times a day and often have the opportunity to show it to others. Cheryl Steffen, Asbury’s remarkable prayer coordinator, gave it to me last year as I had admired hers.

It is pretty easy to wear this rubber bracelet or a cross necklace or to display an ichthus (fish) bumper sticker. But do we really believe the message or what is represented? When all is going well and we have few bumps in the road, it’s comfortable to showcase physical representations of our faith.

On the other hand, what do we do when the bumps become ravines and others are still looking to us and at us to see how stalwart we really are? Many of us are trying to make sense of how to live our day-to-day lives in the midst of a pandemic. Perhaps your summer vacation was cancelled, you don’t know what your child’s schoolyear will look like, your job situation is rather precarious, you’ve been unable to visit a loved one in the hospital or assisted living, you miss gathering with friends at your favorite restaurant, you may be comfortable coming to church but where are your pew buddies? And, one of my biggies – you’re an extrovert and you really miss hugging your friends and loved ones. These challenges are burdensome for all of us. But, please take heart – God is Big Enough. He knows our every feeling, every disappointment, every heartache, every anxious thought. Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.

If you find yourself struggling with worry and uncertainty, please reach out to Pastor Andrea or any of our pastors. If that’s not comfortable for you, please connect with a friend or family member. Many are feeling uncertain during this time. This in no way reflects negatively on one’s faith or one’s confidence in our Lord.  

Psalm 136:1-6
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever; to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever; who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever; who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever.


Posted by Marilene Long on Jul 27, 2020 5:52:59 PM

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