In moments of frustration, people will often make the comment, “What has God done for me?” There is the suggestion that God has done nothing for them. That God merely resides in Heaven, unwilling to come to those who call upon Him.
Without God, I am a rushing river without water. Without God, I am a bright ray of sunshine without the sun. Without God, I am a book without words. Without God, I am a daughter without a father. Without God, I am a student without a teacher. Without God, I am a cloud without a sky. Without God, I am a path without direction. Without God, I am nothing.
What has God done for me? My grandmother, she was a Christian woman and wrote in her journal daily. She never said the words, “What has God done for me?” my grandmother example of a true Christian; her love and faith in God was unwavering. My grandmother knew that without God, without Him, she was nothing. With God, she was something; she was a child of the King, who had received the promise of eternal life.
My grandmother’s undying faith in God saw her to the end of her journey and the beginning of an eternity without pain, without tears, and an eternity with a loving God.
What has God done for me? When I begin to ponder what God has done for me, I consider the example of my grandmother. Why did my grandmother have give such glory to God? Love! As great as my grandmother’s love for God, God’s love for her was greater. While faith may be the substance of things hoped for love is most certainly the spark that causes faith to burn brightly. My grandmother’s love for God gave her the unfaltering faith that God would be faithful to her and that His love would be sufficient for all things. Faith that God’s perfect will is always fulfilled, whatever the struggle. Faith that God’s love will never falter whatever the struggle. Faith that God will never leave our side, whatever the size of the opponent. Faith that God is all-powerful, whatever the strength of the opponent. Faith in the love of God for us, whatever befalls us. With God in our lives, faith is undying. Without Him, faith dies.
What has God done for me? God has loved me and, like my grandmother, it is enough.
Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) (By Faith We Understand) 11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.