How big are your problems? And more importantly, how big is your view of Jesus?
If the Christian life means living in dependence upon Christ for every situation you can face in this world, then you need to be sure of how big Jesus is to be sure that you can trust Him in your situation.
You need to know that He’s bigger than your search for a new job, your scary diagnosis, your loneliness, or your unfair treatment by others.
If you don’t believe that Jesus is big, you won’t depend upon Him. You’ll only rely upon Him if you think He’s big enough to help.
How big is He? Look at Paul’s Jesus:
He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.
For everything was created by him,
in heaven and on earth,
the visible and the invisible,
whether thrones or dominions
or rulers or authorities—
all things have been created through him and for him.
He is before all things,
and by him all things hold together (Col 1:15-17).
For Paul, Jesus is bigger than the universe. If your view of Jesus as big as that?
In his collection of sonnets entitled, Parable and Paradox, contemporary Christian poet Malcolm Guite came to realize Jesus’ centrality to…everything!
The whole experience of writing these poems has brought me back, time and again, to the centrality of Christ: not only of his teaching, but of his very person and being. I have become more and more aware of how everything coheres, connects, and is fulfilled in him: not simply the pages of the Old and New Testaments, but everything, from the smallest seed to the most distant star (Guite, Parable and Paradox, p. xii).
Jesus holds together every speck in every galaxy that exists across the universe. In other words, Jesus is bigger than your imagination can fathom.
If you believe that about Him, then you can believe that Jesus is more than adequate for whatever anxiety-inducing situation you face today.
Instead of carrying those burdens yourself, you can reckon each of them with Christ. Through faith, you can put every one of those problems into His big hands and trust Him with them.
Thought for the day: It’s a big mistake to have a small Jesus.