Saturday, August 18, 2012
Just Hang On!
I mean, life can just be down right CRAZY at times. Now, I doubt very seriously that any of us will be sporting a power ranger costume while riding a dinosaur wearing a blood pressure cuff....just saying. But really, sometimes life feels THIS crazy!
The good news is this: I don't have to be strong everyday. And that's really good news, because I am just not.
"He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
"In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart, I have overcome the world." John 16:33
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1
Everyday, I am learning; learning to let go of my problems, fears, and struggles and ride out this sometimes crazy life with my hands in the air! I am learning that what I need to be constantly hanging onto is Christ and the promises He has made.
When I let go, do my problems go away? No, not at all. But when I let go of the problems and hang onto Christ, the fear and despair goes away. It is only then that I can let go, hands in the air and be free.
In Him, I have hope because I know that this life is not the end.
I have hope because I know that in Him, my life has eternal purpose.
In Him, I can rest because in Him and through Him, I have been set free.
In Him, I have peace because I know that He works all things for my good and His glory. (Romans 8:28)
In Him, I have joy, even in the midst of trials because I know God is at work and that His work is bigger than just me and my trials. (James 1:1-4; 1:12)
Let go, hang on, and enjoy the ride!
Posted by Teapots & Robots at 1:34 PM