Friday, February 5, 2016

Chairman of the Board?

As I´m ready to begin a new day this morning, I read my devotional and once again, My Heavenly Father placed in my hands and right in front of my eyes exactly what I needed to see:

“The most persistent choice you face is whether to trust Me or to worry. You will never run out of things to worry about, but you can choose to trust Me no matter what. (Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling)

Just yesterday my dear prayer warrior, Glenda, reminded me that we are “president and vice-president of the Worry-Wart Club.” I laughed at that, but not only because it was funny…but mainly because it’s true. Actually, I think I am definitively one of the co-chairs, if not THE Chair of that Board…that’s for sure! Like the devotional points out, I will never run out of things to worry about…how pathetic is that! That is such an unfortunate statement about my life and I’m so tired of it! I’m tired of falling to the same old hole of fear every time. I’m ashamed of myself…

The good news is that Jesus, in His loving kindness, doesn’t let me dwell in that hole. Instead, He gently whispers in my ears the reality that it is not by my power that I achieve victory over my struggles. It is by His power and strength alone. It has nothing to do with what or how I do things. It is about what He has already done for us. It is not I, but He who has overcome…I just get to ride on His triumphal parade.

Therefore, if I am indeed a co-chair or perhaps even the president of the Worry-Wart Board, it doesn’t matter because it is not about me. It is about Jesus and about the infinite and unfathomable truth that He can take a deeply and fully flawed person like me and choose her to make His dwelling in her heart.

That is the scandal of His Grace: that when it comes to salvation, it doesn’t matter who we are or what we do. What matters is who He is and what He has already done.

 God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.  Psalm 46: 1-3

I will trust the Lord!

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  1. Though the earth give way...I will trust the Lord! Amen

  2. I am sitting here reading your blog with tears running down my face. How do you know EXACTLY how I feel? Oh, how your message touched my mind...and my spirit. Yours were the words I needed to hear.

    Why do I keep trying to be the solution, when I never will be the solution? How often will I forget that?

    As far as you and Glenda being co-chairman of the worry-wart club, you have both received the wrong information. The worry club is not really a club. It is a dictatorship. I have, more days than I want to admit, been a very active subject under its leadership. Why is it a dictatorship? It is because I have allowed it to be one. I have permitted Satan to dictate to me how I should be "feeling" - be it worry, anxiety, or fear. I have too willingly signed up to be a very active member of this "club."

    Least I forget, God is today reminding me he is sovereign. NO ONE will rule over him. If I only let HIM be the true "KING" of my life, he promises me peace and joy. Neither are results of anything I could possibly do, but because of his grace. He loves me, though I am deeply flawed.

    It is time I cancel my life-long membership to the worry-wart club. I want to join the "Praise and Worship Club." Praise Jesus that He has made it an Open Enrollment!


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