There are a lot of things that we call God, holy being one of them. While I wouldn’t necessarily say that the word is thrown around too often, I would say that it’s thrown around too lightly. Holy means perfect. When the Bible says that God is holy, it means that God holds each and every galaxy and its functions in the palm of His hand without a single miscalculation or shortcoming.
It means that while we are abundantly imperfect, He sees the beginning of our lives and the end of our lives all as one single moment in His abundantly perfect plan. He knows what our pasts have been and what our futures will be. He knows the heart of each and every one of us deeply and incomprehensibly, whether we are living, dead, or have yet to be conceived.
We are unreliable, inconsistent, and ridden with mistakes. We all too often cannot see past our circumstances or rise above our imperfections. God is supernaturally constant, and the only One we can truly rely on. All that is corrupt and broken in our lives is the result of the Enemy dwelling upon mankind. And yet, time and time again, we put our faith in lesser things. We choose to trust numbers, formulas, and practicality to get things done, then add a sprinkle of religiosity by saying “God is good” if it happens to work out for us. We allow ourselves to be consumed with stress and take pride in our hustle. All too often, we’re competing with each other in our boasts of how little sleep we got last night or how much harder our lives are than others’.
A prayer that I have for myself is to stop relying on worldly factors that will always let me down and then excusing it by calling it practical. What’s so practical about putting my strongest resource at the bottom of my list? About exhausting every option before I drop the act and admit to God that there are trials that only He can carry me through? God is always on the move, waiting for us to just let Him pour into us and give us all that we’ll ever need. Before we turn to our best friends or pastors or WikiHow, we must turn to God. Who you go to first in the midst of struggle will indicate who your faith is in.
While a community of people is necessary for healthy godly counsel, they are not where our faith belongs. When you put your faith in people, people let you down. Together, let’s stop confining our prayers to make them manageable enough for God. Let’s stop only giving God the unimportant prayers out of fear of being disappointed. Let’s stop only giving God the larger, vague prayers because we think the smaller details aren’t worth His time. Let’s start trusting God based on His track record, not on our circumstances. Let’s lay everything we’re grasping for control of down to the Lord, for He is holy.
From Him to me to you,