Run to God, with Luke Smallbone
When Luke Smallbone, Christian singer with for King & Country, faced silence and surgery, he chose to trust God with the outcome no matter what.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
When Luke Smallbone’s voice started sounding strange, his brother Joel noticed and told him he should get it checked out. Not knowing what the future held or if he would ever sing again, Luke spent a month in silence, but eventually had to have surgery to remove a blood blister, or polyp, from his vocal cords.
“In the difficulties of life, you can either run to God or from Him.” If you run from Him, you cannot trust what you are running to.
Through silence and earnest prayer, in the days after Luke’s surgery, he sensed God clearly confirm that it was not about what he could do or achieve for God.
“It’s the fact that, ‘I love you. I love you. I love you.’”
Luke became willing to give up his singing and trust God to provide. He was convinced God would give him something else to do if necessary. Luke explained, “In the difficulties of life, you can either run to God or from Him.” If you run from Him, you cannot trust what you are running to.
Praise God, Luke was able to sing again! God sees the big picture and, amid a troubling circumstance, provides all you need. Sometimes it’s not how you think it should be. He turns the bad into something good as you:
- Turn your focus on God, not the situation.
- Dwell on what you know to be true about Him and His love for you.
- “Know that for those who love God all things work together for good” (Romans 8:28 ESV).
- Ask Him to show you glimpses of the good He is doing.
Today’s One Thing
What do you need to trust God with today? Take a few minutes to focus on what you know to be true of His love for you. Surrender what you are attempting to control. Trust Him with the outcome.