Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lets Get Personal: A Look Into My Journal

And I say, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest"... Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved."
Psalm 55:6&22

I think why I am currently at great tension with the imperfections and harsh realities of the world is because the rescue and help I am seeking in light of it is not in line with what God offers at the time; what is best. I want just what David wants in vs.6, to fly away; not to deal with or overcome but to forget about and escape. And yes, a time will come when we will be completely liberated at the appearing of our glorious Savior, but at the time evil is still about and Christ is still in the process of perfecting us. That is why He does not take us out of our struggles and hard circumstances but sustains us and keeps us from being moved. This is what's best for us, though maybe not most appealing, for in it we are strengthened and sanctified as we lean on the Lord for our sustenance. God, help me to redefine and experience rescue in a new way, your way.

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