Because I Said So!
You hated hearing it growing up. You said you’d never say it.
But then you were tired and they talked back one too many times
…and you said it.
The infamous, reviled, yet oh-so-useful mother of all parental comebacks:
“Because I said so!”
Sometimes our kids can’t see past their own misfortune. Sometimes they are just too immature to understand. Sometimes they’re just stubborn and won’t listen to reason.
And so we resort to the final truth. We, the parents, the ultimate authority in that situation have declared it so.
And so it is.
BECAUSE I SAID SO!
There is no argument.
I wonder if God is saying “Because I said so!” to us. When we can’t see past our own perceived misfortune, when we are too immature to understand, or when we are just too stubborn and won’t listen to reason.
Because *He* said so. This is who He says you are.
All your comebacks and arguments fall on deaf ears. He spoke the Earth into existence. He has the final word.
These things are true about you…
Because He Said So
1. You are incomprehensibly loved. (Romans 8:38-39)
Just as you are, more than you could ask or imagine, you are loved. No ifs, ands, buts, or maybe-when-I-finallys about it.
2. You are inherently valuable. (John 3:16)
Hold your head high. Pull your shoulders back. Pure heaven came to messy earth – for you.
3. You always have hope. (Acts 2:25-28)
His name is Redeemer. Nothing is too bad, too sad or too hard for Him to make new, fresh, right, holy. Nothing. No matter what you may feel or think. No one is beyond the grasp of the One who created him.
4. Hope always has you. (Zeph 3:17)
No matter how far away you might feel. The distance is yours, not His. He’s just waiting for you. He always has. He always will.
5. You have nothing to fear. (Psalm 23:4)
“Fear knocked at the door. Love answered; no one was there.” – Old English Proverb
6. You have a specific purpose. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Find Him and you’ll find it.
7. You have been equipped to fulfill that purpose. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. – 2 Cor. 9:8
God didn’t just drop you and run and hope for the best. He walks with you, holding your hand. He is an ever faithful instructor, teacher and benefactor giving you all you need to do all He asks.
Originally shared December 2010.Leave a Comment