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A Million Frog Legs

A farmer came into town and asked to owner of a French restaurant if he could use a million frog legs.

The restaurant owner was shocked and asked the man where he could possibly get so may frog legs.  The farmer replied, “There is a pond near my house that is full of frogs—millions of them.  They croak all during the night and are about to drive me crazy!”

So the restaurant owner and the farmer made an agreement that the farmer would deliver frogs to the restaurant, five hundred at a time, for the next several weeks.

However, the first week the farmer returned to the restaurant looking rather sheepish, carrying only two scrawny little frogs.  The restaurant owner said, “Well—where are all the rest?”

The farmer said, “I was mistaken.  There were only these two frogs in the pond.  But they sure were making a lot of noise!”

Problems always seem bigger in the dark.  How many times have you laid in your bed at night worrying about something that seems overwhelming—like a million frogs croaking—but then, in the light of day you wondered what all the fuss was about?

You may be wrestling with some sort of problem right now—a nightmare that seems so big that it constantly overshadows your life.  Perhaps it has to do with finances or relationships.  Maybe you’re struggling with fear that has come from something your doctor told you or a loved one recently.  Whatever it is, the fear this problem induces is so “loud” you can’t “hear” anything else.

As Children of God—we must remember that no matter what their cause, the nightmares of life are always tiny in light of our all-powerful, all-knowing, always-present, all-loving heavenly Father.  No problem is too big for Him to handle—and over and over in His book, God tells us we need not fear.

Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

2nd Corinthians 4:7ff – “…we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  [So, we may be]…hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”

Romans 8:37-39 – “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

1 John 4:4 – “The One Who is in you is greater that the one who is in the world.”

The next time “the frogs of your life croak loudly” – the next time fear threatens to overwhelm—remember Who God is!  Remember Whose you are!

Keep the SON in your eyes!

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