To God Be the Glory

ImageNot to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Your name give glory
Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.
Psalm 115:1

This verse has been foremost in my mind for the past several days. God had brought it to my attention in my morning Bible time with Him on Friday, and oh, how it was needed! We know in our heads that God is able to do “far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think,” (Ephesians 3:20) but it is hard to trust God when you feel like you are going to be buried under all the work that needs to be done.

I am facing that kind of situation with my son.  We have been schooling him online for the past year and a half but have discovered that this is not the best kind of schooling for him. Aside from the fact that he learns better actually sitting in the classroom with  ready access to teachers, we had switched programs from what we had done last year, seeing if that would make a difference. This program enabled him to be a part of the sports program of the local school district which he has enjoyed very much. However, with a new program comes a learning curve, and it took him a while to figure out how to make it work for him. And consequently, he got behind. Now we are facing a Friday deadline to complete the semester’s work.

Enter Friday morning. With this verse, God challenged me to trust Him and believe Him to do what He alone can do. We had everything scheduled out to a “T” and knew exactly what needed to be done each day. However, Friday’s schedule was the toughest one he had had yet, and it seemed completely impossible. Yet, we trusted God praising Him for what He was going to do. And only by God’s grace, he finished every single thing! So yesterday, I’m excited to see it happen again. But things didn’t go quite as well, and he wasn’t able to complete the more difficult assignment. I was discouraged. And tired.

But God this morning reminded me that He is still God. Things don’t have to happen according to my time schedule. He is still faithful. It’s not Friday yet. He will continue to strengthen and enable until the work is done. Not because my plan worked, but because His did. For His glory alone.


About CallingUsUpward

“Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing yet had been done.” C.S.Lewis Andy and I have been married for 20 years and have three children in double digits.
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