A vs. The

In the last week my extended and immediate family have faced some serious medical issues and some potentially serious issues. I have spent a lot of time praying and trusting God.

It mattered a lot to me, knowing to Whom I was praying during this past week. I knew I was praying to The God the One who created all of the Universe out of nothing. I was praying to The God who led Moses and the Israelites through the wilderness to the Promise Land. The God who sent His Son to die for you and me. The One who sent the Holy Spirit as a Comforter for us after Jesus ascended into Heaven.

I knew that God was big enough, strong enough, capable enough to handle my concerns and worries in the past week.

But what if I was praying to a god? A god is of my own making. It would not have the power to bring peace to my family, to bring comfort to them and to me. A god would be as good for my situation as a marionette is to the puppeteer. Except, I would be the puppeteer. Where is the comfort in that?

It is crucial to know Who you turn to in crisis. In crisis you don’t discover God, you turn to the god you know.

An article makes all the difference, do you seek “a” god or The God when times are difficult? Who do you praise when blessings come your way?

The God I seek, the God I love, the God I serve, is the One who is called the Ancient Of Days, the Alpha and Omega, and YHWH.

I know The God of the Universe hears my prayers, my praise, and my heart.
For this I will continue seek the God who sought me.

Who will you seek?

About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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