“Mommy, it’s bwoken” my 2 year old Jolena said today as she looked at the mangled ash of a building that was the teen center Building 21. Jessica: “Yes, (choking back tears), yes it is honey.” Then Lena says with complete faith and trust that it’s going to happen, “You have to fix it.” There was no question about what was possible in her tone, no hesitation based on finances, or insurance companies, or physical strength. Instead she looked at the building, looked at her Mommy and thought, “Oh yeah, you can fix it.” She just knows that mommy doesn’t let her down, she is her full source of supply and help, and her confidence in mom’s abilities are not dependent at all on what she sees – only on the fact that mommy has never failed her.
What if you and I had faith like that? Looking at your mountain – your broken relationship, or sin, or broken body, or tough job situation, or God-sized dream – and just say to God, “You have to fix it.” Nothing double minded, nothing demanding – just simple faith and trust that God is my full source of supply and help. I look at my situation, and then I look at my God and think, “Oh yeah, you can fix it!” Faith like a child – He’s never let me down, and nothing is impossible for Him! Our building is broken, but our community is galvanized. Our building is broken, but this didn’t take God by surprise. Our building might be broken, but this was never about a building. Our building might be broken, but our vision is stronger than ever and God is going to bring beauty out of this. God brings beauty from ashes, strength from fear, gladness from mourning, peace from despair.
In the aftermath of our teen center burning down on Sunday night, we’ve been in a whirlwind of emotions, interviews, board meetings, talks with insurance, contractors and people who want to help. I can tell you with confidence – no whirlwind is worth taking your eyes off of Jesus. Whatever your whirlwind, whatever’s broken – take a moment right now, with faith like a child, look at Jesus – become fully confident again that He is your source of supply and help.
For details about the Building 21 fire – watch this video from the night of …