There are times in life when everything seems out of control. Too much is happening too quickly or nothing is happening and time is moving too slowly; there is a sense of being overwhelmed and over our heads in situations and circumstances not of our choosing. Life is no longer enjoyable or pleasant, it is just a daily routine of troubles that threaten to take from us our happiness and peace. The excitement and confident anticipation of life turns to fear and foreboding. A coldness seeps into our heart and takes up residence. We feel lost, alone, and afraid.
What can we do when we find ourselves in this season of distress? Probably one of the most important things we must do at times like this is to ask “what is true?”
- Is it true my life is out of control?
- Is it true I am overwhelmed and over my head in the circumstances present at this time?
- Is it true I am lost?
- Is it true I am alone?
- Is it true that I am afraid or have I simply given up the fight?
When coldness comes into our heart truth is like a warm blanket. It chases away the chill and wraps us up snug, giving us comfort so we are restored to peace and joy whatever the circumstances. Truth helps us to see the reality of the circumstances of our life not the unreality of lies.
How do we find this wonderful truth? Is it hidden and hard to find? No. If we but quiet the noise of confusion and fear we will hear a voice calling. He has delivered us from the lies of the world and calls us by name.
He paid for us. We belong to Him. He is truth. He is all we need.
“Don’t be afraid. I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You are mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end–Because I am God, your personal God, the Holy of Israel, your Savior.”
Isaiah 43:1b-3a–The Message Bible
It is a wonder of wonders that He says, “Patricia, you are mine.”
I wonder if I will ever be able to fully express just how I wonder over this wonderful wonder of wonders ?