Monday, December 10, 2012

The Problem Free Life

Many, many times I have thought that a problem free life would be delightful! A nice beach chair, on a nice hot sandy beach somewhere tropical, with a very good book. Yup, that's me.  Well, for a couple seconds, maybe, until the kids throw sand all over me, and the legs on my chair break, then next thing I know an extra large wave comes crashing through my gorgeous beach and I'm drenched, my book has drifted off to some other island....
Thankfully, I have a life boat, Jesus is always there to pull me up out of the problem and set me in the right direction again. He is the only predictable part of my life, He is always there.
In Sarah Young this morning she wrote about this:

In your private thoughts, you are still trying to order your world so that it is predictable and feels safe. Not only is this an impossible goal, but it is also counterproductive to spiritual growth. When your private world feels unsteady and you grip my hand for support, you are living in conscious dependence on me.
Instead of yearning for a problem-free life, rejoice that trouble can highlight your awareness of My Presence.

When the wave comes crashing in on my serene beach scene, it can be challenging to rejoice!  After all, I'm feeling like a drenched rat. But, I don't have to swim to the top, Jesus will scoop His hand down to the sandy, turmoil, and grab me. I may feel like I'm being crashed, banged, and broken, but really I'm in His Hand! He says to me:

Don't panic. I'm with you. There's no need to fear for I'm your God.
I'll give you strength. I'll help you.
I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.
Isaiah 41:10

Oh, Sweet Jesus, Say That Again! 

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