My husband and I picked up a new hobby a couple years ago.
We began bicycling. On a tandem.
Two things I appreciate most about this hobby: 1) We do it together, as a tandem works best with two people, and 2) We have some of the greatest conversations while peddling on those two wheels.
This week while on a new-to-us trail, we got to talking about our world today, and what’s going on in it, including the headlines of possible future terror attacks.
Headlines like those shake me to my core.
But as we talked while we peddled, even though today may appear to be alarming and unnerving times, we reminded each other God is still in charge. He sees it all. It’s not beyond His grasp. His plans are for good. He is trustworthy.
We don’t need to fear. We have built our lives upon The Rock.
Those people who are listening to Me, those people who hear what I say and live according to My teachings—you are like a wise man who built his house on a rock, on a firm foundation. When storms hit, rain pounded down and waters rose, levies broke and winds beat all the walls of that house. But the house did not fall because it was built upon rock. Matthew 7:24-25 The Voice
This truth is an anchor for my soul.
This settles and calms my heart.
Friend, what causes your knees to tremble? What makes your nerves rattle? What do you see or hear that rocks your safe, secure world?
Whatever it may be, remember the foundation you’ve built your life upon. Recall Who is in charge. Allow this truth to anchor your soul.
Relax, knowing you’re on solid ground. Rest, knowing God has you.
No matter what happens today, this week, this month, may you and I live in this blessed assurance and redeeming freedom.
Will you pray with me?
Father God, thank you for who You are. Thank you for being in control of all things. When life seems to be spinning out of control, You still have it all in the palm of Your hand. Thank you. Father, no matter what happens today, I humbly ask for You to remind me I have nothing to fear with Jesus as my solid foundation. Help me to continue building on Him, and share Him with others. I love you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Blessings to you!
It’s a great day to life free! I’m linking this post with Suzie Eller at #livefreeThursday. You’ll be blessed and encouraged by all that’s going on over there!
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The things that cause my me knees to shake are closer to home; the illness that’s shredding my life. I’ve lost a lot of ground in the past three weeks…and even a lot in the last two days. Pain-control paradigms no longer work, not even morphine…and I’m down to smoking cheap cigars. Nicotine does tend to numb things a bit, and gives me a boost so I can get things done.
Besides, they make me feel Churchillian.
I’m afraid of what tomorrow will bring. Heck, I’m afraid of what this afternoon will bring!
Yes, God is here, but His comfort is in the long run. I’m not afraid of dying. I know there’s something beyond the veil.
But the veil is a mystery, and the transition is frightening.
And I still have to deal with the situation, every day. Simply trusting God doesn’t work; I have to dig deep, to find the gumption and aggressiveness that I need to just get to my feet, and keep moving. In spite of pain, in spite of fear, I have to keep going.
I do believe that He is giving me the resources I need to keep going – as I need them, and that;’s an important point. Maybe that is where the trust comes in, implicitly – I dread the next hours, but as I face them, I believe I will be able to face them.
Surely I don’t want to. But perhaps that is why God made the world round, so that we can’t see over the horizon, and can have the confidence to deal with today.
You inspire me, Andrew. Thank you for your words, and for sharing your story with me and with the world. Your faith and trust in God, matched with your courage blesses me. I continue to pray for you daily. Keep up the good fight, brother.
Just last night I told a friend that it seemed as if our world was shaking under the heaviness of all that is going on. What a beautiful reminder of where our safety lies.
Amen for that Anchor. Bless you, Suzie!
I’m so with you here, Julie. Too often these looming fears paralyze me. I’m so grateful that we have this anchor for our souls in HIS TRUTHS! Regardless of what happens, He stays the same. Thank you, Lord! #livefreeThursday
So thankful for that truth… He stays the same. Thank you for stopping over and for sharing that. Bless you, Crystal!