Sunday, April 29, 2012

Trust and Obey...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about Under His Watchful Eye...  No pun was intended when I wrote the article and the title, even though it was in reference to both God and my eye problem.

The reason I wrote about my ongoing eye problem was due to having my eye check-up appointment.  However, it led me to think about the fact that God is truly in control.  Not us.

The world teaches that we should be in control of our lives.  If not, we are doing wrong.  From their point of view.

However, with God, He is in control of everything, including our lives.  We truly cannot do anything without Him.  Not even take our next breath.

When we realize that in and of ourselves, we can do nothing without God, we not only face reality, but we also give Him glory.  He wants that from us.  But, when we face real life circumstances, what does this mean?

In 2 Corinthians 5:7, we are told, "For we walk by faith, not by sight".

Knowing that God is in control, even when we think things in our lives are out of control, is comforting.  We know that He loves us and will always provide. 

It amazes me how God always seems to know our need, sometimes even before we do.  Like the song says, we just need to trust and obey, for there's truly no other way, to be happy in Jesus.

You see, today, I had another incident happen in my life.  While I won't go into detail, I will say that this has been a recurring problem I've had to deal with, over the years.

When the person spoke, they did so in a manner that was not just rude, but showed that they had no respect or love for me.

Truly, I praise God for showing me the reality of His ways.   Including my need to forgive others, as I did, once again, today.

Had I not been walking with Him, it might have been easy to have responded in kind.  But, since I know and understand God's Word, I realize that 1 Peter 3:9, "Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.", is of utmost importance, when dealing with hurtful people.

I praise God and thank Jesus for giving me the composure, to be able to keep calm and not become upset. 

While I find it hurtful dealing with this issue, I realize that I really don't have any control over it.  I must walk by faith and not by sight.  I thank the Holy Spirit for guiding me.

Without the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in my life, I just know I couldn't make it, so I'm thankful they are with me, always.

Until next time...

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