One frustrating thing about living in the world is the constant distraction from focusing on things above. Then again, FOCUSING ON ABOVE puts us INTO the world because Jesus needs us here, God needs us sharing giving loving and showing all HIS LOVE. God says let go of the steering wheel and get off the side of the road. Get back to staying in the lanes. And don’t be afraid if the new roads God is taking you on haven’t been paved. Hold tight.
Focus on things above and you will see those God tethered electricity wires, like what trolleys or converted street cars have. Focus on running things inside off those sources of His Power, knowing where the engine has been put: under the hood, our hood. Focus on the road ahead and let the past go. Let go. Actually just go.
Focus on things above and find that peace only Jesus gives, because the world, however wonderful in friends and also fraught in frustration, won’t give you peace. It won’t.
Why groan and gripe and grip to ungodly grief? Return to remembering Who’s Running the show, Who’s Ruling the Roost, Whose Recording the Rules, Who’s Rendering the Rulings. God is.
God’s Righteous is by blood not by boast. He gave His All, we can add only our praise.
David knew this – “when I called, You answered” – saw God answer his grief, griping, groaning. They say if it’s tough going, then at least you are going. God didn’t promise you an earthly rose garden, but He promises to stick with you thru the thorns.
God, keep us going.
Psalm 138 Of David.
I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame. When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.
May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord, when they hear what you have decreed. May they sing of the ways of the Lord, for the glory of the Lord is great. Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.
The Lord will vindicate me; your love, Lord, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands.