If Not God, Then Who? - Lindsay Schmidt

Posted on August 21, 2020

God is my everything. I know this is not the mindset of everyone in the world. But for me, He is everything, my all. To you out there who don’t think the same as me, I ask you, if not God, then who? By that I mean who do you turn to when things get dark? Who provides for you when you can’t provide for yourself? Who picks you up when you are at your lowest point with no one else to turn to for help? Who loves you unconditionally no matter what you do, and truly means it? Who can heal you from a cold AND cancer and every sickness or disease in between? Who makes a way for you financially when you don’t have a clue where your next meal is going to come from? Who is your father, savior, best friend, wisdom, your rock, your foundation, your provider, defender? Who fights your battles? Who goes to war for you when you don’t have the strength? Who fights for you even when you don’t know there are battles to fight? 
 

My answer to all of these questions is the same; GOD. That is what I mean when I ask “if not God, then who?” Who does all this for you? 

If you rely on humans to do these things for you, these things won’t be done. A human is not someone who you can depend on no matter what. Even those who love us can try their best to be these things for us but will fail. If your reply to my question is “myself.” Again, my reply would be that you cannot be everything that you need. There are some out there who would say they believe in the universe to make a way for them, to you I would reply “who put the planets into motion? Who brought light to the darkness that is the universe? Who created every living, moving, and breathing thing?” No one but God did that. Genesis 1-2: In the beginning God created the heaven and earth. And the earth was without form, and void; darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 
 

The bible tells us in Philippians 4:13 that I can do all things. And right there I think people may stop sometimes in their thinking. That’s it, I can do all things. I don’t need help. I’ve got this. We even have t-shirts that say it “I’ve Got This.” But the verse continues, it doesn’t stop there. It says, “I can do all things THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH.” We cannot do it without God. We may think that we can make it through this life without him, and we may even be doing pretty well so far, but what will happen if/when one day you finally hit the bottom that you have heard about countless times from friends, people you know, family members? The kind of bottom that they couldn’t pick themselves up from. The kind of bottom you have heard about on the news, the one that ruins lives. What then? Family members can try and help if your blessed enough to have family who will try. Friends can try and help. You can try and dig your way out. But there’s a type of bottom that we hit that we need a supernatural power to get us out of. A God-needed bottom. We all have one by the way. We all hit that kind of low at some point. Whether it be depression, financial difficulties, homelessness, being abandoned by family and friends, a hurt so deep that it scars. There is a pain that we all will experience at some point that can only be covered up by self-help books and coffee chats with friends so many times. Those things will only help for so long before you realize they aren’t helping at all. But God, he sends a peace that passes all understanding. He gives a love that is like no other love you have ever felt. He surrounds you with so much protection that all your worries fade away to nothing. When you realize that He is the one you have been missing out on, you will never go back to just covering up your pains. He will bring you out of your pit of despair and will take you to higher ground. And he won’t leave you there to figure out life on your own, he will walk with you every step, every day, every hour. There is no one and nothing that can do that, but God. 

There are some who will never accept this. They will never understand that God can be their everything. But there are so many out there who will experience him for themselves and will get it. They will see it, feel it. Their everything. But as for me, I will never stop trying, never stop sharing the truth. That God is everyone’s everything, even if they don’t realize it, He still is, and they are missing out on what could be the rest of their lives, their testimony. 


God is here. 

Not only for me,

But for you too. 

Open up to the possibility that what you just read is true. 

Give God a chance. 

Then, the next time someone asks you “If not God, then who?” (if someone ever asks you that again) Your response can be “No one. God is it for me.”

 

Psalm 16:5-11 (NKJV) tells us, “You, Lord, are all I have, and you give me all I need; my future is in your hands. How wonderful are your gifts to me; how good they are! I praise the Lord, because he guides me, and in the night my conscience warns me. I am always aware of the Lord's presence; he is near, and nothing can shake me. And so I am thankful and glad, and I feel completely secure, because you protect me from the power of death. I have served you faithfully, and you will not abandon me to the world of the dead. You will show me the path that leads to life; your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure forever

 

 

He gives us Roots so we can Fly. Roots and Wings.