Revelation

Our Lord and God,
you are worthy to receive
glory and honor and power,
because you have created all things,
and by your will
they exist and were created. Revelation 4:11

It's quite characteristic of our human nature to forget and live in this constant "dance" of back and forth. We have a tendency to zoom in and turn our ears towards the loudest voice - whether that be our feelings, circumstances or what we see going on in the world. But so often, the loudest voice is not always the voice we should allow to be the leading voice that dictates what we do, how we think and what we believe. Yes we should be aware and give it notice, but we are not ruled by it. It should not change who we are and certainty not what we believe, especially about God. 

It's easy to go with our feelings though. It's easy to think that what we read on the news is the "majority."  But our feelings and the snippet of what we read does not tell the whole story, and certainty not the foundation we should base our life upon. That's why I love the verse in Revelation. 

It speaks nothing to how we feel, what's currently going on in the world, whether our circumstances are favorable or challenging. It simply instructs our hearts how to view and revere God at all times, because of who he is. For me, that is life giving, especially while living in the constant state of uncertainty. I don't have to figure out how I am suppose be, feel or what I am suppose to do because Scripture directs my heart to simply trust God. I am exhorted to live my life in such a way that gives God honor and glory because He alone is worthy.  God is creator of all things by his will and by the same will he created all things, he will sustain and hold it all together. I can rest in his power and greatness. I do not have to concern myself with things that are too great for me. I do not have to try to understand or figure out how we are going to get out of the madness and quite frankly, the craziness we find ourselves in today. Regardless of what is going on, it does not change God's character or his goodness. That is my firm foundation. 

So I will keep my hand to the plow, take all things to God in prayer and let him be God. And I will rest in his peace and his care. Can it really be that simple? Yes, it can be. Please make no mistake, I'm not trying to oversimplify how complicated life can be at times. Nor does it negate or immune us from suffering or hardship. However, those are all things that we cannot control so I resolve to do what I can and that which is within my control and release the results and outcome into the competent and loving hands of my Father. 

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