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Proverbs 10:27-30,

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2011 by mstevensrev

27 The fear of the Lord prolongs life,
but the years of the wicked will be short.
28 The hope of the righteous brings joy,
but the expectation of the wicked will perish.

The Psalms say, man is but a breath…momentary, light, and gone.  Waking up to the power God has over all of life is hard initially but with it can come great freedom, and a greater enjoyment of life.  I am not my own, for I cannot control even the smallest things in life, I am completely dependent upon my heavenly Father.  This is in direct contrast to how I shape and organize my life, I thirst for control.  Control of my job, my wife, my kids, even my God.  When I hit the patch of ice and I realize my lack, I fear not just the situation, but the God who is worthy of fear and who is in control…even on the ice.  Which leads to life, the wicked don’t get it.

The stress in my life I bring fully on myself.  Yesterday as I sat in church I realized God has taken care of my coming and going…which means he has set up everything in between there to.  So then I take all that he has provided and decide to worry about that which he has not yet provided, because at least that must be up to me.  There is a difference in hope for what God can do, and worry and stress on my shoulders to accomplish it myself.  So today perhaps for a short breath I am going to hope and let God give me joy.  His work is wonderful, even the heartaches in my life are the places where he reaches me.

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