God also gave us common sense. And our minds are great. We can decide many important things. Example: No, I will not spend more money than I have in my bank account. Or: There’s got to be a pretty good reason why the transportation department thinks I should drive carefully in this construction zone and posted a speed limit of 35 mph. Oh, the thermometer is at negative 10 degrees Fahrenheit, and for the next three hours, a blizzard is coming through town, I should probably not go shopping in Bermuda shorts and flip flops, but dress appropriately.
We can always trust God
Of course, we use our mind, but we stand on the safe rock Jesus (Matthew 7:24-25). The basis of our lives and our choices is God. This is the basis on which we stand: “My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.” (Psalm 73:26; NLT)
Your house of life does not fall because it stands on the safe rock Jesus
Did you read that? God remains our rock on which we stand safely (even if it shakes and rumbles). God always remains our strength and is by our side. And not only when the sack of money is standing in front of the apartment door, and health and joy have taken over your life, but also in times when we can no longer carry on and no longer want to carry on, especially then, we are safe on our rock Jesus and know it will stop raining, it will cease to storm, it will all cease, even though everything somehow no longer makes sense and the dark tunnel, through which our life train is currently driving, makes it seem like there is no end. But be assured: the tunnel has an end. And your life-train will go through the light again. Trust your loving God above all.
“The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” (Psalm 28:7; NLT)
Trust your Heavenly Father faithfully. He’s with you. And He will do everything best. Not always necessarily immediately, but according to His perfect schedule. Sure, of course you can complain Why does it take so long? But you tell Him you rely on Him. No matter what. No matter what. No matter how long it takes. You rely on your God. How? Believe.
Have a wonderful, beautiful day.
P.S.: You may also sing, since I am far away and can’t hear your off-pitch singing…
But I am a trained opera singer!
Sorry, I take it all back.