Monday, October 7, 2013

Where Do We Put Our Trust

Woke up the other morning, wondering for a moment, what day it was. Husband has been home for the last week and it has made it hard to keep track of the days, they all seem to run together. He has made good use of his time, I have a "honey do" list a mile long, and sweet husband has been busy checking off items on that list. Our garage, which was a nightmare, now has a clear path to my husbands work area, the tools necessary for that "honey do" list, now accessible.

A clear spot to work, but there is still so much more to do and sort through

In our little community you have either been effected by the government shutdown or you know someone who has. I have opinions on this whole thing but I will spare you. The one thing I will say is this....our hope should not be in a political party or who happens to be in office...our hope, as Christians, is in Christ alone. He is our provider, he is where we need to put our trust. Our Pastor reminded us of this scripture the other day

The kings heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will Proverbs 21:1

So who is the one in control here? God is in control. My husband and I have reminded each other the last couple of days that God is sovereign, his plans are always good and he has purposes that we don't always understand.

 The one thing I am learning is that you don't always get the "big picture" when difficulty comes to pay a visit, but I know that God is always good, and his purposes are always good. Sometimes I think our difficulties can also impact the lives of others, I'd like to think there will be some amazing stories once we get to heaven.

Let me assure you, we have been fine ( in fact husband went back to work this morning) this was never a crisis for us, but we have been recipient's of those little voices that tries to instill fear. You know the one's that whispers all the possible scenarios of doom and dread in your ear.

We have had to ask ourselves, What are we putting our trust in? A job, a paycheck, a bank account, a home? You don't always realize those idols are there until they get shaken a bit.

Can I urge you to pray for our leaders and those that are in authority over us?

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good and please God our Savior. 1Timothy 2:1-3


Lea said...

What an uplifting post and such truth. HE has been and always will be in control. Wishing you a wonderful week!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Amen! We know Who is in control, don't we? Joining you in prayer.