"Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me.I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” -John 16:32-33 (ESV)
The days I spent at the Bible college and just getting out of town and out of the work place really did something for me. The past few weeks have been (and still are) trying times. I'm having to make decisions I've never made before and... within my 20 some years of existence there is not a solution that I could possibly conjure up that would applicable to this situation. As humans, when we don't know what to do we worry. And worry. And worry. And worry even more. It's ridiculous.
How much do we belittle God everyday? We say that we know but do we really? What do we really and truly know about God? Could we hold a 5 minute conversation about the attributes of God that we truly and personally know rather than what we have been told?
This page represents many ideas but if you've seen the Lorax (the original) then you know how much the cartoon depicts our society. We're all worried about the small details of our lives that we forget the bigger picture. We forget that their are other people besides us. We forget how much we hurt other people when we focus on ourselves and our situations. It's not about us. It's not about you. It's not about me. It's about God. In my prayer studies this past week, His message has been consistent. "I need you to know Me. I need You to know Me through reading My Word and through deep, reverent prayer."
I cannot even begin to describe the miraculous peace that I have had over this situation. He has renewed my mind, my heart, and my spirit. God, You are the refuge to my soul and the delight of my person. I marvel at Your majestic handiworks in the sky. Lord I cannot see what You are doing on this dark ended path You have before me but I know that You are the light of this world and You are with Me in the darkest of days. Open up my eyes and my heart to Your will. I am ever grateful for Your work in my life. I am grateful that You have chosen a wretch like me.