Big Idea: Though we can't do it all, God can.
Psalm 103.14 (CSB): For he knows what we are made of, remembering that we are dust.
Devotion: I’ve been watching an old TV series called The West Wing. It’s my one of my favorites and my favorite character is President Bartlet. In an early episode, his wife reminds him that he cannot fix everything, even though he tries. In the same way, we are a great deal like Bartlet—we want to fix everything. We want everything to be just right in our life.
Unfortunately, we often discover that we can’t have everything the exact way we want it. Things get messed up, delayed, broken, and a number of other things. I’m certain that you can think of a thing or two in your life that didn’t go exactly how you wanted it to go. I am also certain that you can think of a time when tried to fix something that went wrong and it didn't work, either.
We must learn that we can’t do everything. In fact, I have to remind myself of that truth on a regular basis. However, we can be obedient to God. He knows that we can’t fix everything and he gives us the grace we need day by day.
Today’s verse reminds of that reality. It reminds us that God knows our limitations and knows that life is brief and temporary (Psalm 103.15-16). So, embrace your God-given limitations and thank him that while we can’t do everything, he can.
-In what ways are you tempted to believe that everything rests on your ability to accomplish a task?
-Is it hard for you to accept your God-given limitations? Why or why not?
-Pray and ask God to help you recognize your limitations and to trust him as he works in you and through you.
How completely satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none.