I was her family's pastor from 1990-1994. She was a young teenager then; now she is grown with a family of her own. Her name is Rana Ragland Bryant, and she has written of an experience she had one night with Joe, her son. Joe had written a note to a fellow fourth-grade friend and then slipped it inside his book bag to take to school the next day.
When they had finished saying prayers, Rana asked little Joe, "What was the note about?"
Joe said, "He's gotta go to the doctor tomorrow, and I wanted him to know I would be praying for him." Rana asked Joe if she could read the note and, with his permission, she went downstairs and opened the note to see these words: "Don't worry, God's got this."
Rana commented that she needed to remind herself every day of those three little words: "God’s got this."
I think we all need to remind ourselves of those three little words, don't we? Life is not always what we had in mind. It hasn't always played out according to script. Well, not our script anyway. The truth is, we don't always know what we need anyway. Life sometimes is too confusing, too busy, too loud, too--real. When we try to take matters into our own hands, we soon discover that we can't handle it.
But God can! He is quite capable of handling anything that comes, every day that comes. Arriving at the place where we can honestly believe that God can handle whatever comes requires that we pull a few things into perspective. Seeing things the way God sees them makes a big difference in our approach to life--even if it doesn't turn out the way we thought it would.
Then, with a new focus, we make fresh discoveries about God, ourselves, and the world He made. So whatever we face, let's remember the wisdom of a little fourth-grader named Joe, compressed into three little words:
"God's got this."