I read a post about our U.S. 16 TRILLION dollar debt this week, and have been really thinking about my role in this upcoming presidential election. Apple sued Samsung and won this week, which is like Ford suing Chevy because they have 4 black tires on their car and an engine too. So I’m wondering about my phone service. Another house went into foreclosure in my neighborhood, and my home value has dropped 30K. I’m still adjusting to Carolyn’s new job; I know it’s more of an adjustment for her than me, but my selfishness has a hard time remembering that.
I really was disrailed earlier this week, feeling like things were really out of control around me and somewhat embarrassingly up in arms about it. Then it dawned on me – things are out of control – for me. I am not in control and therein lies the rub. I am not in control, God is, and I need to release myself to embrace that fact.
Paul warns us not to run around aimlessly throwing our arms up boxing as one beating into the air (1 Corinthians 9:24-26). Rather, we are to run the race (live out our life) focused on Jesus Christ, pressing on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God.
I was temporarily blinded by the things of this world this week, and am only able to find calm in the storm as a result of who I am in Christ. All praise and glory to God, as He gently and continually directs our lives and draws us closer to Himself. God is good.
It’s so easy to lose our momentary peace with the Lord through all the different things life can throw at us. I can really relate to this. Thanks for sharing!