He Makes Up The Difference

When someone is saved, we say they came to Christ.  But we know that He is the one who seeks.

He makes up the difference.

When salvation results in a radical change we say, “look how far they’ve come.”  But He is the one who traveled as far as the east  is from the west.

He makes up the difference.

All throughout the Word of God we find man making a move toward God, and God making up the difference.

I could name many examples but let’s consider the instance of Peter’s imprisonment (Acts 12).  Herod had killed James and now he was keeping Peter until after Easter when he would bring him before the people.  The night before Peter was to brought out, he was heavily guarded, tightly bound, and fast asleep between two guards.

Did you catch that?  Peter’s life was going to end soon and here he is fast asleep!  How was Peter sleeping at a time like this?  He knew that God makes up the difference.

And God did. 

Sometime before daybreak, the angel of the Lord broke onto the scene, woke Peter up, and told him to put on his clothes and his shoes.  Peter didn’t say, “What about the chains?”  He knew that God makes up the difference.

“Put on your coat” was the angels next command.

Peter didn’t say, “What about the guards?  What about the bars?  What about the city gate?  He knew that God makes up the difference.  All Peter had to do was all he could and God would do the rest.

God, you have asked me to do something much bigger than I can do.  I will do everything I can.

You will make up the difference.

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1 thought on “He Makes Up The Difference”

  1. Just knowing that He is always there to bridge the gap, gives us great comfort.

    Tyler, as you venture into the next phase of your ministry, there will be many days when you don’t know for sure what to do, remember this blog post.

    I love you , son!

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