Thousands upon thousands of babies murdered before they are ever allowed to experience a breath of air.
Yikes! Maybe turning on the news isn’t the best idea to start my day on a positive note.
So, so many things happening in our world today that are completely senseless.
Sadly, I can’t say all of this tragedy and depravity is only out there in the world. It also resides in our communities, schools, and yes, even churches.
Making sense of it all is nearly impossible. You can quickly find yourself losing faith in mankind. Even those who walk in Christian faith, strong one minute, can quickly collapse as if shifting sand is beneath them. Satan is a truly a master destroyer…..and his ultimate goal is to destroy as many Christian lives and churches as he can.
Overwhelming, isn’t it? It almost seems hopeless.
Last night, as I was driving home from a long and completely stressful day, I was having quite the pity party. My faith in man was at an all time low. Troubles have invaded my comfort zone all week long and I was ready to throw my hands in the air, fall in the floor, and throw a fit. I finally turned the radio up to distract my thoughts, as I was quickly spiraling into a ‘woe is me’ attitude.
That’s when it happened. One of my favorite oldies came on, “How Can I Keep From Singing Your Praise”, I was quickly reminded that no matter how man might disappoint me…. no matter how depraved and tragic our society becomes, no matter how much I disappoint myself…. one thing remains true and constant.
God is on His throne. And He is unchanging. He is the same in the valley as He is on the mountaintop.
Trials and trouble may be ready to devour me and those I love and care about. But God is on our side. Though I feel as if I’m on sinking sand, I will find, when the sand has all blown into the wind, that I safely land in the palm of my Father. He has a firm grip on me and He is NOT letting go.
So what do I have to whine about? My faith lies in my Savior, my Creator, my Rock. Man will always disappoint. I will always disappoint. We are only human. We all struggle with temptation and often, we lose the battle. But we cannot quit. We cannot let Satan win. In the book of James, we are told to consider it pure joy when trials are heaped on us. After all, we are about to be given the chance to grow in faith and perseverance.
So, this morning, as I wake and find my circumstances to remain the same as they were last night in the pit of the most pathetic pity party ever, I will have a cup of coffee with the Lord, put on my big girl panties, and tackle this day knowing He’s got this. Troubles and trials?? Bring it on!! The world can sink around me, but I am loved by the King. And it makes my heart wanna sing!!
God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves. – 1 John 3:20, MSG
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. –Hebrews 13:8
Only God knows how it all turns out, and for those who belong to Him, it turns out well. –Romans 8:28