Sunday, September 18, 2011

Only if

Last season during the razorbacks run to the bcs sugar bowl I found myself several times wishing I knew the outcome of the game before it ended so I wouldn't have to sit here worring if the outcome was gonna be good or bad.  Man it would have made the afternoon so much easier knowing the outcome and not stressing out so much if they were gonna win or lose.  Take that a little deeper and apply life to that, what if you knew the outcome of whatever you may face in life, wouldn't it make life easier so then you wouldn't worry so much and you have peace about it, and if wasn't gonna turn out the way you hoped atleast you could prepare for it.  You maybe saying Robert where are you going with this. 

One of my favorite scriptures in the bible is Habakku 3:17-19, "Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines, the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, though the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the God of my salvation!  The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds' feet and will make me to walk and make progress upon my high places!  Lately life for me has been a up and down battle worrying and struggling all the time not knowing several times if I was going to make.  I heard a song today of my Ipod on the way home from that sums up my life the past couple of months called After The World by Disciple.  Starts off by saying, "You break the glass, try to hide your face.  Recorded lines that just will not erase and buried in your loss of innocence you wonder if you'll find it again." 

There have been several days that I have been worried about things I would be facing in life, frustrated and just don't understand and when I look in the mirror I just wanted to punch it so I couldnt see myself.  I know I shouldn't think this way but I would look at people and say they are doing so well and here I am struggling to make it from day to day, what I am doing wrong.  I found myself at times saying, "God its me Robert here I am have you forgot about me, I'm still here right here needing your help, anytime soon would be great."  But thats when I hear that voice that speaks peace and comfort in life and says, "Robert its me God I'm still here I havent forgotten about you, I have never left you or forsaken you and never will." 

The second part of that song from Disciple sums it all up, "Was I there for the worst of all your pain?  And was I there when your blue skies ran away?  Was I there when the rains were flooding you off your feet?  Those were My tears falling down for you, falling down for you I'm the One that you've been looking for I'm the One that you've been waiting for I've had My eyes on you ever since you were born I will love you after the rain falls down I will love you after the sun goes out I'll have My eyes on you after the world is no more.  Did I arrange the light of your first day?  Did I create the rhythm your heart makes?  Could you believe when your candle starts to fade?  I want to be the One that you believe could take it all away, take your heart away."

No matter what we may face in life or go thru, if we will just trust in the lord with all our heart, dont trust in our own abilities but trust in God then he will direct our paths.  Even when things are happening if life that we don't understand, when we have bills due that we are having a hard time paying, when we are hurting scared and confused and just flat out don't understand take a lesson from Habakku, trust God and rejoice in him.

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