“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. “John 15:4
Over the past month and a half, my wife and I have been trying to buy a home. This has definitely not been an easy process, however, we have definitely seen many times that the Lord has shown himself faithful.
Throughout the entirety of our marriage, we can definitely say that God has made it clear to us that He is in control. Whether it was God providing enough money for all of our bills or that He was working behind-the-scenes to allow for certain things to happen, He has been there.
In this whole process of buying a home it’s felt like anything that can go wrong has gone wrong. Whether it’s small details that are missing or incorrect, it’s felt like one thing after another. The beauty of how God tends to operate is that He will meet you wherever you’re at. In scripture, we see this is true with Thomas after the resurrection of Jesus. Thomas was probably the most outspoken about his disbelief in the resurrection of Jesus, but God didn’t leave him in that place. Jesus appeared before Thomas.
I feel like God did something similar for me yesterday. I was wrestling with frustration over all the problems within escrow and felt like God was just showing me John 15:4 (quoted above). A branch doesn’t need to try squeezing out a piece of fruit to be able to produce one. All a branch has to do is abide in the vine, to stay connected to the vine. Through that connection it’s able to receive all the nutrients necessary to produce fruit. This is also true for us as believers. Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to fix everything, but we just need to let God be God. I need to let God be God while I be Brandon.