“If God is for us, who can be against us?,” (Romans 8:31).
Are you in a situation where the odds are stacked against you? Recently, I sure was. But God!
Let me tell you about it, so I may glorify the name of the Lord my God who causes mountains to melt like wax with His very presence [Psalm 97:5].
For over a year I had been dealing with a secular organization (SO) regarding a case that would greatly affect me and my son financially. Not a lawsuit or anything related to the law.
The odds and requirements were stacked against me. I dealt with a rep at this SO who’d repeatedly say, “I just need you to provide X.” No ifs, ands, or butts. Or I wouldn’t “win the case.”
Over the course of this past year, I did my part. Pursued multiple avenues where I might be able to provide the SO with the required documentation, and none of them would take my case.
During the entire year, I took my case to the Lord, the Real Judge, and said,
“Father, You see. You know what is right and just in this situation. You know it would be wrong for finances to be stolen from me and my son from this SO. My words and case are true, Lord, but there’s no way for me to prove it. But You see. You know, Lord. You handle it for me. There’s nothing more I can do. I cast my cares upon You for You care for me and my son.”
They kept asking for the same information, and I kept telling them I couldn’t provide it. Of course I kept praying.
Last month, the heat got turned up, and I was about to have a major financial impact because of the SO situation.
I told the Lord, “Father, this is too much for me. I’m looking for a job and work to provide for me and my son. I don’t have time to deal with these people any more. It’s unfair of what they require when I can’t provide it. You know that, Lord, You see it. I cast my cares upon You. For You care for me. You care for my son. Your Word says You provide for the widow and the fatherless.”
In my last letter to them a few weeks ago, I finally said to the SO, “There’s no way I’m ever going to meet this requirement or be able to provide the information. There’s nothing more I can do. I’m exhausted. So, I’m just going to cast my cares on the Lord, for He cares for me and my son.”
Yesterday, I received a letter from the SO that stated I won the case with no explanation as to why. I’d never provided the “required proof” they repeatedly asked for that would make me qualified.
Why? “Because if God be for you, who can be against you?”
Glory to my God and King who is worthy to be praised and receive all blessing and power and honor forever.
O Mighty God, mountains surely melt like wax in Your presence. You are the Way-Maker. Water from the rocks Bringer. Parter of seas. Deliverer. Provider. You go before us and make every crooked place smooth. Who takes care of us as we cast our cares upon You. A just God. A Great and Gracious Father! How I praise You! I love You, Lord my God. There’s none like You, O Lord.
“So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you,” (Matthew 17:20).
Child of God, cast your cares upon the Lord, and “Only believe! (Mark 5:36).
The Lord says, “My child, what odds?” God’s Word trumps what is seen.
Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! No figuring it all out. Simply trust Him like a little child (Matthew 18:1-4).