Thursday, January 19, 2012

Who are you relying on?

Some days I love my life!!  Other days, I am frustrated with how things in my life are going. One of those frustrations is that because we are a military family that lives overseas and we are dependent upon the military systems that are in place. Sometimes they work well, while others times, not so good.  I'm trying not to complain, but it's hard when we are limited by our circumstances. 

While we have access to US Postal system, once our mail gets delivered to the drop point in California, the military takes over from there.  Christmas gifts that should have been delivered three weeks ago are still lost in space somewhere.

While I am blessed to have access to the Commissary and PX, they don't always stock what we need and at times there are shortages or they stop carrying a product that our family has been used to having.

Waiting to get our assignment and orders all depends upon a group of people meeting to make decisions and us waiting for the information to flow down through the right chain of people to eventually get to us at the bottom.

I know these are just minor things in the larger, grand picture of life, but when it all hits at once, it can be quite overwhelming and frustrating.  And this momma does not do well when I feel bombarded.

As I have been praying during my quiet time lately, the Lord has impressed upon me, "Who am I putting my trust in?  Who am I relying on?"  

Unfortunately, I must say...I have been trusting in man and in earthly systems.  I have taken my eyes off of Christ in my situation and I have been ruled by my emotions instead of trusting God.  Whew, that's a hard pill to swallow.  Where is my faith?  I know where it should be.  Now I just have to get it there.

Knowing and doing are two entirely different things.

Just like David did in the book of Psalm, he commanded his soul to bless the Lord. I need to remind myself that my life is not ruled by people or circumstances and that I should not allow my emotions to be swayed like a boat being tossed about in a storm BUT that my hope and my trust is in the Lord God and that He is in control.

Maybe you are struggling with a similar things in your life.  You are letting stuff influence you and change you, not for the good.  Don't be ruled by the things of this world which are temporary, but allow God to be on the throne of your heart. Tell yourself that you will praise Him anyway.  That you will trust Him today!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight
Proverbs 3:5-6

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sometime I will have to tell you the whole story as to why this was so pertinent in my life today, but for now, let me say THANK YOU for your scripture and words of encouragement!!!
Hugs from York...