I was reading my Daily Bread and as I read today’s passage (or yesterday’s for some) I was reminded that no matter how hard life may seem, God is always there to help us with whatever load we may be carrying….
“In the 19th century, ships were often recklessly overloaded, resulting in those ships going down and the crews being lost at sea. In 1875, to remedy this negligent practice, British politician Samuel Plimsoll led the charge for legislation to create a line on the side of a ship to show if it was caring too much cargo. That “load line” became known as the Plimsoll Line, and it continues to mark the hulls of ships today. Sometimes, like those ships, our lives can seem overloaded with fears, struggles, and heartaches. We can even feel that we are in danger of going under. In those times, however, it is reassuring to remember that we have a remarkable resource. We have a heavenly Father who stands ready to help us carry that load. The apostle Peter said,” Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He might exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you”. He is capable of handling the cares that overwhelm us. Though the testings of life may feel like a burden too heavy to bear, we can have full assurance that our heavenly Father loves us deeply and knows our load limits. Whatever we face, He will help us to bear it.
When you feel as if you can’t go on, you’re tired, you feel weak, or worn; thank God that He knows your limits better than you do. And that, in Your strength, You can find the enablement to endure whatever is to come in life. God may lead us into troubled waters, but it is only to deepen our trust in Him. Just believe…
The moment when you are minding your own business and your heart stops….this is the feeling that so many people have, and just hours ago at Bush Airport countless others have felt that same feeling. A shooting had occurred in Terminal B and even though I do not have all of the specifics just to know that a place where in the last ten or so years security is supposed to be on the highest alert makes you wonder how this could have happened. More than anything, it makes you question all of the careless and horrendous act of violence that have been happening lately all around the world. When things like this happen it just reminds me that nowhere is safe and at any moment any thing can happen. The one thing that gets me through things like this is my faith and praying to God, asking that His angels will watch over me throughout my days. The way the world is going now you never know when anything will happen that will not be what you expected.
Today while I was cruising down my facebook timeline I found something really bizarre, or at least to me. I saw a picture of Tim Tebow being scrutinized for acknowledging his faith in God and right beside that was a picture of veteran basketball player, Jason Collins, and he was being praised for coming out with his sexuality. Is it just me that is baffled by this? You have some people who could praise a man for the way he chooses to live but berate another for his religious beliefs, and I personally think it is wrong. What do I think is wrong with this picture? The fact that in today’s world, people can choose to be so frank about every thing in the world but when the mention of God and religion comes up they do not care to acknowledge it or act as if it is a science that no longer exist. I don’t judge either way because it is not for me to do and being that we all have faults and continue to mess up on a daily basis I never will but as I have been taught, homosexuality goes against what I believe. Have I had friends, family, or even people that I know who have chosen this way of life? Yes, and I don’t look at them any differently because of it but when you start to praise one and look down upon another, which in life we all have done at some point, you have to take a step back and ask, is it the right thing to do? That is the question….
I was sitting and thinking and out of nowhere it seemed to come to me, but putting it all together took some time (as do all good things). Whether/weather, two words that sound alike and in some instances, the way that I’m thinking, tend to hold similar meaning. Where I live the weather here can change from cold to hot, from hot to raining within a matter of hours; in with the word whether we tend to change our minds so frequently it can be mind boggling to some. Oh a lot of us do it and when you think about it the old saying comes into mind “you change your mind like the weather”; and while we’re scatter brained about this one thing and then moving to the next we tend to wonder whether or not the choices we’re about to make fit into our lives. Will they make us happy? Are we doing what feels right to us or someone else? There are so many questions that have our minds fleeting with either nervous energy or fear and whether or not that is a good thing is all up to us. Just like with the everchanging weather that seems to follow its own mind to do what it wants to do, we should be the same way. Live our lives the way we want to and don’t worry about others’ judgements because that is not what we should live for. I awoke to this beautiful sunny day, albeit a little cold, I felt inspired to do the things that have been lingering far too long on my to-do list and just enjoy all that I have. I have love all around me and God has given me so much joy even though where I am standing now may not be where I choose to be, it’s still a good spot. Whether I choose to do this or that or any of it at all I will still flow through life just as the weather does…as carefree and breezy as ever.