Bad Things Happen

UnknownToday, I cut my finger pretty bad.  I’m thankful it was not worse.  I’m glad I was in a good place in my walk with the Lord.  I’m grateful that medical care was available and that I have insurance.  I’m getting to know the Lord better in a place of sorrow and personal loss.  My son called me and told me that he loves me, which brings tears of joy.  Scripture says, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5: 18).

I was working with power equipment and exercising caution, but I looked away or was distracted, and in a flash I was hurt. I was alone and I tried to call for help but there was no connectivity.  This is a really sad experience when you need help and no one is around.  When my wife eventually picked up on the call, she could not hear me and just repeated, “Hello…Hello…Hello”.  As I tried again, I was feeling despair and frustration with the telephone system.  It shows how weak I am and what confidence we put in our gadgets.  I drove to the emergency room and got help.

If God were to look away or get distracted we all could perish, His lovingkindness is everlasting, His care certain and reliable.  Yeshua said, “…In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.” (John 16: 33).  God’s power is infinite, Yeshua holds everything together by His will and authority.  “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Col. 1: 17).  The entire universe would dissolve, but for God’s Sovereignty.

I pray that God will keep you safe, and I pray that this will be your heart.  “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.  I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.  Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.  I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.” (Ps. 63: 1-4).

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