I was cleaning one night after my husband went to bed and I encountered a spider. Of course, this spider was not of the normal size, it was quite a large spider when considered in the general context of our small abode. Then again its body was only a little over an inch and its legs were just less than two inches. But I was so scared and discombobulated that I knew I must put the problem on hold and consult my spider expert, my husband. Though he was in a deep sleep, I woke him up and spoke to him of my problem, the “little” spider. He took a few moments, pulled together his strength, and went to relieve me of my problem. He removed the container that I had used to cover up the spider in my escape and then whapped the spider with his sandal. I was relieved. I saw the spider was indeed a large spider, but still I knew that I could have handled it, but I had wanted to rely on my husband to get me out of harm’s way.
We do the same thing with life. We encounter problems and circumstances that are just beyond our own reach and we cop out. Though we could face these problems on our own, we realize that we are not quite as “fierce” as we wanted to be in that situation. So we cower down and we wait. We cover our problem with a container and pensively try to come up with a solution. What if we didn’t just cower, what if we asked for help? As I thought back about my “little” spider, I realized that God is waiting for me just like a husband would. He’s waiting just by our side, waiting for us to ask for his help. He doesn’t care that it’s just a “little spider”; rather He sincerely cares about our littlest dilemma. How amazing! I’m so ready to ask my husband for help, but I delay when it comes to our Deliverer who wants to save me on a regular basis. I realize now that when I reach a situation that is just beyond my reach and just farther than my comfort zone, Jesus is right there with sandal in hand ready to squish my little spider.
Will you ask God to squish your little spiders?
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