S.R.Claridge writes Mystery and Romantic Suspense novels. Her work has been said to have the energy of Dan Brown, the mystery of Mary Higgins Clark and the humor of Janet Evanovich. Claridge novels will take you to the edge of your seat, keep you guessing until the very end and ultimately warm your heart. It is on the pages of every S.R.Claridge novel that Mystery and Sensual Suspense collide.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

No Boundaries

I was talking to a man the other day who was struggling with a situation that he found to be inconceivable.  He told me the situation was unbelievable and in essence said, "God doesn't work that way."  It got me thinking...

Who are we, mere humans, to determine how God works?  He's God, the Almighty, King of Kings, Creator of Heaven and Earth and of all that is in existence... who are we to question His ways?  I think when we begin to put restrictions on God, we stifle our own faith and become destined to miss out on the magic of miraculous events happening right before our eyes.  God is all-knowing and all-powerful and can work in any way He wants, using any means He wants, and anyone He wants.  His ways are so far above what our human minds can fathom, that unless we walk by faith, we will understandably become ensnared in the darkness of disbelief.  Walking by faith sounds like such a simple statement... but it's hard sometimes.  Our perceptions of the world, our own experiences or lack of experiences, and what we've been taught or told by others all influence our perspective on life.  When something sounds outlandish we are quick to call it false. When someone experiences something we don't understand, we are quick to label them a liar.  If we don't have physical proof to back up what God has miraculously done, we are quick to run from it and declare it untrue.  How many miracles have we missed out on simply because our pride got in the way?  How many times did we not believe because our ego said it was better to look away than to risk being made to feel foolish?  Walking by faith is scary, and it often makes us feel blind... having to maneuver through life with just our ears and our hearts.  But, isn't that just like God, wanting us to close our eyes to the things of this world that block our view of Him and what He is capable of doing in our lives?  Isn't that why He told us to "walk by faith?"  So that we would not be distracted by our own ego or emotion, but rather, would see His hand at work.

God DOES work that way.  He works in every way.  Sometimes His plans are quiet and go unnoticed for the most part and sometimes they are radical and upsetting and life-altering.  Sometimes His plan takes us deeper within ourselves and sometimes it forces us to uncomfortably trust another person.  Sometimes we can see Him at work in our lives and other times He won't show us because He's waiting for us to take a step in faith to believe the unseen.  God works in every way, in everything, and in everyone.

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him. (Romans 8:28)

Faith is believing what you can't see and walking according to the promise that God will work ALL things for your good.  It doesn't say He'll work all things for your understanding or your logical comprehension... it says He'll work all things for your good if you'll let go of the pride and the fear that hinders you from walking in faith.  Miracles are happening every day and in the strangest places and the oddest ways.  God has no boundaries.

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