Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas tidings III

..............Skating on thin ice..................

Have you ever been driving in the wintertime and hit a patch of ice?

Scary, huh?

I think it has to be one of the most helpless feelings in the world, to know that your car is moving and you can't really change it's direction or speed. It's just sliding. Sometimes you can use your driving skills and get it under control again, but sometimes things happen very quickly and there's Just. No. Way.

Sometimes it can feel that way in our lives. We start to feel frustrated or angry at someone or something, or we get stressed out about a situation, and things begin to slide right out of control. We sometimes forget that we have an Almighty, loving God Who is just waiting for us to call on Him. So often, we forget that we will never have absolute control over our lives, but that our loving Father is always in control.

Sometimes it takes a patch of ice to make us remember this.
What are we struggling with today?
What things in our lives are frustrating us, angering us, and scaring us? No matter what, we have a God that loves us so much He is willing to take away our burdens, to forgive our sins, and to deliver us from the pain and suffering we are skating on:

Do you not know?    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,    and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary    and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary,    and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;    they will run and not grow weary,    they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:28-31)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9)
Surely he will save you    from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers,    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. (Psalm 91:3-4)

What do we need to do? Simply stop and pray. In His perfect timing, He will deliver us, for nothing can separate us from His great love.


Katie Isabella said...

This is exactly IT! Says it ALL.

Marla's Crafts said...

I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Your post every morning is a comfort to me. Your prayers for me over the last two years have meant so much to me and I thank you. So have a safe and happy holiday and look forward to your posts in the coming year.