2019-08-05 - Fight? or Flight?
"He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds. How great he is! His power is absolute! His understanding is unlimited." (Psalm 147:3, 5 TLB)
When I read David's words in the above Psalm, it is difficult to remain concerned. How can things get to me, when the Lord of the universe is in control? My brain knows everything is going to be fine. My stomach hasn't the faith of my brain, however, which tortures me with aches and queasiness. I am letting fear - fear of the unknown - get the best of me.
I know these thoughts aren't of a God who has absolute power and limitless understanding, so why are they mine? How can I be a calm Christian, when there are so much pressure and uncertainty ahead? By believing what the Bible says. Verse six declares that God helps the oppressed. God is the One who sends blessing, protection, and provision (verses 14-15). The more I read and meditate on these truths, these truths will surely replace the knots inside my tummy.
Lord, I let You carry every tear. Thank You for being capable of showing and giving support and for nurturing us, Your children. We praise Your name, Heavenly Father!
Please Feel Free to Write Me,
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.