Monday. People everywhere have started the week shouldering unbearable circumstances. Somebody is losing a loved one. Another is about to sign divorce papers. Parents anxiously await in a courtroom as a child is sentenced. Families are vacating their foreclosed homes today. A man isn’t going to work; he lost his job last week. A single mom is filling out a food stamp application for the first time. Sigh GOD is great. But for many, life ain’t good right now.
How can we NOT worry when life falls apart? As I searched for something to share with you earlier this morning, the HOLY SPIRIT made sure that I found what I needed. I genuinely desire to be transparent with you and so I will put this out there candidly; I’m not above seeking this kind of reassurance because I know firsthand what it’s like to have your world crumble.
The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh
The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth
And strips the forest bare
And in His temple all cry “Glory!”
A splendid depiction of who THIS GOD is. I’m compelled to offer an apology for my feeble attempts to help THIS GOD out. GOD, who fashioned the universe where things live and breath, move and float, shine and darken, bloom and wither. GOD, who made ladybugs and giraffes, crocodiles and kittens, peacocks and lizzards, man and babies. As if THIS GOD would ever need my input. Embarrassing. Unnecessary. Wrong.
There’s no force on earth or in hell with enough power to significantly alter the purpose THIS GOD has for HIS CHILDREN unless we willingly hand ourselves over. We will face gigantic trials & go through dark periods, but we mustn’t lose heart! CHILDREN of LIGHT will remain secure though the ground beneath our feet gives way. We are never abandoned even if everyone we rely on walks away.
HE HOLDS MY WORLD (AND YOURS) in HIS HANDS. Our Deliverer. Our Shield. Our Fortress. Our Guide. Our Strong Tower. Our VERY present HELP in TIMES of Need.