So I haven’t really been on here much in the last couple of months. I look back over the last two months especially and it seems like a year’s worth of stress happened but the time feels like it went by in the blink of an eye.
I hate that about time. When you are in the mix of things – especially stressful things – it seems like it will never end. Every day feels like it won’t end. But then you get down the road a bit and look back and it’s impossible to believe how much time has actually already passed. That’s been my existence lately.
I talk a big game honestly… I love to quote Matthew 10:26-32 “So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. … But when push comes to shove – I forget that passage pretty quickly.
I think I tend to forget the part of that scripture where the sparrow falls to the ground… in other words – it dies. I think my brain somehow plugs in – “sparrows won’t fall because of the Father.” I’d like that verse even more if it had been written that way… If we were guaranteed stress free lives. If we knew we would never fall. If we knew that life would be perfect. But of course that isn’t it. We are essentially promised that we will fall. IT is going to happen. Sometimes often. But always – we have the comfort of the Father if we choose to believe in Him and rely on Him.
So what do I choose in my time of stress? What do I rely on in tough times? Daily, hourly, by the minute – I need to remember this passage. More than remember it – I need to believe it… to live in it. Join me? If you know me – kick me in the butt with this from time to time… won’t you?