Scrolling through my timeline, on social media, all I see is Rest in Peace. Looking at the news and all they seem to deliver is bad news story after bad news story. Yet I am even more convinced that God is a deliverer, a provider, a way maker, a restorer, a chain breaker, a healer, a comforter … our all and all! Even in the midst of chaos in our city, I am convinced that God is bigger than it all. Even with the killings, I am convinced that God is still great and He will show up when we call on Him. Yea, I am convinced of the fact that if we would turn from our wicked ways, humble ourselves, pray and seek God’s face; He’ll manifest Himself in the troubling of our waters and calm it. I am convinced! I am even convinced that God will show up in the bottom of our pit and pull us out, if we call Him from there! I am convinced that God can heal us even before we make it to the operating room, if our faith precedes us there. I am convinced that God will feed us, when we’re hungry if we believe in Him. I am convinced that God will open up doors that have been previously shut and He’ll use the same folk that shut them, if we believe enough! I am convinced that God will see about His children. I am convinced that God will keep my tree free from rotten branches which will allow me to grow bigger day by day as long as I stay connected to the true vine, Jesus. Oh, I am convinced! Yes, my world may be troubled, my finances may be low, I may have pain in my body, sickness won’t leave me alone, death has kicked in my front door, family acting strange, folk on the job aren’t right and neither are the folk at church yet I am convinced that my God is greater than it all! It doesn’t matter what I go through because I am convinced that my God will be there with me and with Him, I cannot lose!
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” – Jeremiah 17:7-8