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Monday Morning Munch No. 156 – God Isn’t Clumsy

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I am a Klutz with a capital K.

My best friend tells me I’m the proverbial bull in the china shop everyone talks about. She’s right. I’m the one with approximately zero coordination who drops almost everything, spills pretty much any liquid, trips over shadows, and accidentally flings her pen across tables (and rooms). After 27 years of this, I’ve basically stopped being embarrassed by such things (my bff, on the other hand, has not. Whoops). Some things I could prevent if I paid more attention but some things just happen because I’m in a 5-mile radius. I’m like Tonks from Harry Potter—I’m just clumsy. The end.

The Lord, on the other hand, is not.


God isn’t clumsy.

Several of my close friends and I are learning to trust God is big enough to dream big dreams, to seek His good and sovereign Kingship enough to ask huge things and trust Him with the outcome. I was talking to one of these dear friends a few days ago and it was in that conversation God lit my heart with this reality: He is not clumsy. He won’t let us down. He is not sadistic and won’t cause us to hope in Him unjustly.

He won’t rip the rug out from under you causing you to fall out of His hands or heart. The truth of Deuteronomy 33:27 is just that—true. “The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”

Underneath our dreams, fears, unbelief, and insecurities are the everlasting arms and fully capable hands that will never drop us.

We are safe. We belong to a God who is 100 percent coordinated, who never trips down (or up) stairs, who never spills a drink or an ocean, who never does anything accidentally, who never bumps into another universe or unintentionally tilts the earth on its axis.

We belong to a God who is able to securely hold us to the very end.

Rest your hopes and dreams in Him and His flawless character. Even if He re-routes your plans and ideal scenarios, He won’t let you down.

“If grace has really changed our hearts, we don’t ultimately care if life goes the way we want it, as long as we have Him.”
-Tim Keller



4 comments on “Monday Morning Munch No. 156 – God Isn’t Clumsy

  1. Amen and amen. Love you.

  2. Joel says:

    It’s like 1 Co 1:25, “For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” However one wants to unpack that verse, basically, he’s not spilling his coffee. I would wager many a heart has been lost in assigning some of life’s storms to the clumsiness/foolishness of God instead of our humanely nearsightedness and lack of trust in his goodness and wisdom. Good post and God bless! 🙂

    1. I love that! Excellent insight. Thank you for this and praise for His grace and unfailing forbearance in dealing with our ridiculous nearsightedness.

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