I caught myself thinking that life would be way easier if I had things figured out earlier. Yet, the more I got things figured out the more I realize that I don’t have things figured out. Are you with me?
Even though there are events in our lives that are naturally out of our control, most challenges and disappointments in life are self-inflicted. Do you agree?
Are you a victim of a lack of knowledge or is it a lack of guts to make the tough decisions that have a personal cost?
The good news is that the God of this Universe is a God of second chances. He yearns to be in relationship with us. He’s not driven by neediness. He is driven by love. His love includes a care for our welfare in both good times and bad.
If you have read the Bible before, you may know about David. Once a shepherd boy who became a mighty, yet soap-opera-ishly flawed king of Israel. And being a king meant that his decisions would affect a region of the world and all the people in it. His decisions would shift world history.
For all that David would get wrong, he knew who to go to when he was in trouble. He wrote,
“I look up to the mountains- does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!” ~Psalms 121:1-2 NLT
Whenever I’m close to the mountains, I tell myself that my trust isn’t on my own wits and skills. My trust isn’t on the little wealth that I have. My trust isn’t in man, whether it’s my employer, the stock market, my healthy lifestyle, my prescriptions, my political leaders, nor my news media. My trust is in God first and foremost. My help comes from the One who made heaven and earth! How about you?