Jumbled has left me Tumbled
By Lori Beard
Oh my word! Really? Really, really God? Are You awake? Are You at work? Do You have any idea what is going on? Have You lost complete control? Must I do everything?
Well, of course this blog is not about me because I would never ever ask God these questions. That would indicate fear, confusion, lack of faith, and well, I would never lack faith… (LONG PAUSE….VERY LONG PAUSE).
It is me! This week – today, this hour! My strong, amazing husband is hurt and unable to work. My daughter was forced out of her home because it was too dangerous to stay there. My young friend was homeless today and forced to move in with strangers because her home was so unsafe. REALLY REALLY GOD? I am gasping here. I feel abandoned . . . afraid . . . forsaken.
What is going on? What is the truth?
Here is the truth…
Hebrews 13:5. Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.
Has he forsaken me? No. Never ever.
Psalm 131:4. Indeed He who watches over Israel will neither slumber or sleep.
Has he fallen asleep? Nope, not according to the Word. He never sleeps.
1 Thess 2:13. And we also thank God continually because when you received the word of God which you heard from us you accepted it not as the word of man, but as it actually is, the word of God which is at work in you who believe.
Is God always at work? You bet He is! His word is living and active, working in us to constantly change us. Praise God for his Word which answers all my questions. Praise God for grace that does not squash me when I ask him. Praise God for struggle that changes me. Praise God with cymbals and dancing. I am thankful for His promises.
Well, then, I will continue to run this race (I am so thankful running is not literal here) and to trust God for my feet and my hands and the strength that God gives me to run. He is a God who is mighty on his throne and He is good.