A while back when I was writing novels, I was stuck, really stuck. In writing a story, I ran into a wall of nothing. My creative flair had reached a dead end. I tried to add spice to a scene I was crafting, but had nothing but blank thoughts!
The only thing to do was to push myself away from my desk. I hopped in the shower to get ready for my weekly prayer meeting at church.
A friend picked me up, and on the way, I thought, "Maybe this time away from writing, maybe God will give me the wisdom and creativity to finish the scene.
Maybe? Like a summer thunder in Orlando, the thought clapped in my head and the notion struck me. I realized my error, my huge mistake and bizarre blunder. I leaned on the "maybe" God would help me.
Why would I think that? Is the God of the universe, a God of maybe? And is a faithful Lord with power, compassion and mercy a God of maybe?
I pressed the delete key in my mind and promptly erased the maybe notion.
I'm not a maybe believer, but a certain child of God. A daughter of the King who moves us into certainty, assurance, confidence and security in Him.
You Guessed It
I came home, and the scene I needed to write flooded my mind with ease.
You may not be writing a novel, but jotting down your sadness with tears instead. Perhaps you're facing a blank page with no solutions. A health diagnosis with no promises of healing. Or a relationship that ended in sorrow.
Whatever the burden, uncertainty or emptiness, God is not a maybe God. From now on, when shaken by life's ugliness, the beauty of God's mighty abilities triumphs. His supernatural ability conquers all. His timing is never less than perfect. His love chases you night and day. His restoration, complete and rich, is yours as you sit still in the waiting room of patience.
And His Word that dispels lies and whispers truth to your spirit.
All aren't traits of a maybe God, but a nothing-is-impossible-for-me God.
That's why, as you read this, He's speaking to you, Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand" (Isa. 41:10).
Father, thank You for removing my "maybe" mentality and embracing Your emphatic "yes" promises instead. In Jesus' name, amen.
How deep is your confidence in God's ability to resolve your burden?
Janet Perez Eckles is an international speaker and the author of four books. She has helped thousands conquer fear and bring back joy.
This article originally appeared at janetperezeckles.com.
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