OUT OF CONTROL

“…the one who believes will be unshakable.” Isaiah 28:16

The whole world seems to be out of control. Where do you go for help? When your pet is sick or has gotten hurt, you take them to the Vet. When you are sick you go to your doctor. When the Air Conditioner breaks you call in an A C technician. When your drain gets clogged you call a plumber. When your electricity goes off or one of your appliances quits working, you call an electrician. But, where do you go when your world doesn’t work anymore?

Well, I think you know what I am going to say next. And, if the truth be told, you already know the answer. But, these are times when our whole world seems to be crashing down on us and we lose perspective. We need to be reminded of the things we already know. So, I know you will forgive me if I tell you something you already know—there is only One whom we can go to in such times as these—that is the One who died that we might live life abundantly—Jesus our Savior.

I know you are probably saying, “Well. This doesn’t seem like an abundant life!” But, He doesn’t mean a life free of stress or of strife. He doesn’t mean a life without pain or struggle or grief. There are just too many variables. Yes, Jesus performs miracles, but He is not a magician! What I believe He does mean by “an abundant life,” is one in which we—the believer—know from whence our help comes. We know that no matter what is happening in this life, we have a Helper, a Comforter, One who knows the answer and the way out. Will it be easy? Probably not! But, if you keep your eye on Him you will get through this maze that you are living in and you will be saved. The best is yet to come!

Here are some reminders to help you feel God’s peace:

  1. Listen to the messages that God gives you through nature; through others; through His Word.
  2. Look for the positives and eliminate any negatives.
  3. Look up and see the mountains, in other words, keep your eyes looking up to God.
  4. Read His Word daily—every day—several times a day, at least, morning and evening.
  5. Seek His will, and His way in all things.
  6. Pray at all times, before you speak, before you act, before you make a decision.
  7. Don’t beat yourself up if you begin to fret—take a deep breath, and go back to the beginning and focus on the promises of God.

Finally, read the scriptures at the end of this meditation over and over again. Copy them on a card and place it in various places where you can see it at every turn. Soon the attitude of faith will replace your attitude of fear and fear can no longer live in you. The temple of your soul will totally belong to the Holy Spirit of God your Father in heaven.

This is the promise of God:

“If My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:14

Dear Lord, help me hear your voice. I want to climb up into your lap and feel the comfort of Your love. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

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I raise my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

His foundation is on the holy mountains.

Therefore the Lord God said: “Look I have laid a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation, the one who believes will be unshakable.”

I lift my eyes to You, the One enthroned in heaven.

May you be blessed by the Lord …

Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1, 2— Psalm 87:1— Isaiah 28:16— Psalm 123:1

Psalm 115:15— Psalm 124:8

Believe it and go in peace!

Published by

Betty Beach-Connell

Retired UM pastor now author. I have published 2 books--Embracing The Call (God will take you to places you never imagined) and Through the Storm ("Medications" for the soul). You may visit and read more about me on my web site RevBetty.com.

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