We Serve a Miracle Working God
A Lesson Learned from the Super Magical Unicorn Pony
by Joanne Troppello
About two weeks ago, my sister had to get surgery on her foot. My mom and I, and other family members have been helping out during the recouperation period of up to six weeks.
When I went next door (we’re neighbors), I was helping my 6- and 7-year-old nieces (her daughters) get their snacks ready to bring with them in the car when my mom would then drive them to gymnastics that afternoon. I asked my younger niece, Brianna, a question about how she was going to do something. It was a random conversation—the kind you have with inquisitive children, and I can’t remember the question. However, I do remember her response.
“Well, I’m a super magical unicorn pony. That’s how.”
I watched her say that to me with such a straight face. I tried not to chuckle because she was so serious, and wanted me to believe her. I said, “Ok, then. I’m glad to hear that.” Then she skipped off to get ready for gymnastics and I finished helping her sister, Arianna get the snacks ready.
We Serve a Big God
Brianna’s response stuck with me as I walked home and began thinking about what to write for another magazine article. I kept hearing her say I’m a super magical unicorn pony over and over again in my head.
That got me thinking that we serve a big God. Nothing is impossible for Him. Maybe you’re experiencing doubt because God hasn’t answered a prayer. You might be worried about how God will meet a financial need. Perhaps you have a health concern or are preoccupied with a broken relationship.
God knows. He cares. He is patiently waiting for you to bring your cares and concerns to Him.
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. – Matthew 6:25-34 (NKJV)
This is a well-known passage of scripture. One I’ve read many times, yet the words are no less powerful each time I read them. Jesus is urging us not to worry about anything. However, I know from experience that becoming less of a worrier is not easy.
I used to worry a lot. I would over-analyze everything. I gave things over to God in prayer, and then quickly snatched them back. I don’t know why. It’s not like I could answer them better than God could. I guess I just wanted to be in control because things were so out of control.
God does not want us to live our lives worrying. Verse 27 tells us that we can’t add one cubit to our stature by worrying. So why do we worry so much? It’s difficult to give up control. Maybe we think that by worrying, we’re controlling something, but we’re not controlling anything.
Hopefully, we all can start trusting God more and worrying less. The next time you start worrying, remember what my niece said that she’s a super magical unicorn pony. Maybe that will bring a smile to your face. Then, remember this passage of scripture in Matthew 6 that God does not want you to worry.
Give your concerns to Him. Trust that He has everything under control. Then rest in His peace that passes all understanding (Phil. 4:7). God’s peace is real. I’ve experienced it many times throughout the years.
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You,Because he trusts in You.Trust in the Lord forever, For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength. – Isaiah 26:3-4 (NKJV)
However, you can only experience that peace when your mind is stayed on Him like we see in the passage from Isaiah. Peace comes from knowing God is in control and He is working even when it seems like He’s not working. There is a lack of peace when we focus on our problems, and not on God.
Do you believe that we serve a miracle working God?
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.
Connect with Joanne on Twitter. You can find Joanne on these social media channels—Twitter, Facebook, Parler, Spreely, and Clouthub—with the same username, @JoanneTroppello—and @joannetroppello.mseedsentinel on Instagram. Visit the Mustard Seed Sentinel YouTube Channel.