Thursday, August 13, 2009

Been awhile...

Ok, so its been awhile since I've posted...what can I say?  :-)

Actually, I've been busy (like everyone) and also a little down.  It seems that life has taken a turn for the "harder" lately, and so it was on one rainy morning, (the only rainy morning we've had lately), that the Holy Spirit brought to mind this Scripture...

Why are you downcast, O my soul?
       Why so disturbed within me?
       Put your hope in God,
       for I will yet praise him,
       my Savior and 6 my God. (Ps 42:5-6)

I have taken those words to heart...literally, to my heart.

When life gets hard, the answer is never to just "try harder" - the answer is to rest in the Sovereignty and Love of God...and I chose those words intentionally.

Sovereignty: God is all seeing, all knowing, all present, and always in control...
Love: He describes Himself as a God of Love.

Put those two things together, and you have a God that you can trust and rest in.

So if you're in that place, then I encourage you to do as I have done lately; rest, wait patiently on the Lord, and put your hope and trust in Him...He will never fail you.


Anonymous said...

The worship song "God is in control" came to mind recently, and kept me lifted through one of those shaky, worrisome times. I am learning to balance making prudent decisions while letting God hold the reins.
--Praying for our discernment,

Sam Middlebrook said...

Mike - keep up the good work, bro.