Growing up, Saturday morning cartoons were what I lived for. After a “hard” week of learning things in school, it was just what I needed.
One of my favorite shows to watch was Scooby-Doo. (Btw…Flashback Grill in Springfield has an awesome Scooby-Doo breakfast for kids, you should try it out!) There was something really compelling about watching four teenagers and a dog driving around in a sketchy van solving mysteries that even the police couldn’t figure out.
Every episode would end the same though. The ghost, monster, sea creature, or vampire would always end up being the bad guy. Scooby and the Mystery Gang would be the only reason he or she didn’t get away with it. In the end, the bad guys always said the same thing...
“If it hadn’t been for those nosey kids!”
What had been a seemingly perfect plan was thwarted by a few hippie kids and a great dane.
One of my favorite worship songs is Unstoppable God. Part of the lyrics say this,
Nothing shall be impossible Your kingdom reigns unstoppable We'll shout Your praise forevermore Jesus our God unstoppable
I love being reminded that nothing can stop God's plans from going forward. There is no enemy, situation, or challenge that is too great for God (including 4 hippie kids and a great dane). Whether it involves me personally or not, I know that God's will is going to be done. He is sovereign and Lord over all.
Nothing will deter his will from being done in your life. That should bring some comfort. No matter how good or bad you may think life is at this moment, God's purposes will continue to go forward.
Job learned that in a huge way when God allowed Satan to take everything from him. His wealth, health, and his children away were all gone in one fell swoop. But even in his grief, Job was comforted in knowing that God was not wringing his hands trying to figure out where it all went wrong. In fact, Job said this,
"I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted." Job 42:2, NIV
A man who had just lost everything remembered that nothing can thwart God's plans. And the same is true for you. Nothing that takes place in your life surprises God or thwarts his sovereign plans. That includes all of your loses, doubts, insecurities, sin, fears, lack of finances, bad church experiences, busyness or anything else you can think of.
This week, spend some time in prayer thanking God that he is unstoppable. Then make a list of all the things you are worried about. Commit those things to God in prayer, and remember that nothing can thwart God's purpose for you. Ask God to help you to trust him in the midst of those worries, and to help you remember that he is always in control.