“Forget” is a word that seems to come up in my thinking over and over.
One of the things I keep forgetting is that I’m not God.
Yes, I know that I do not have the power to create the universe from nothing. I know that I do not know the answers to problems that are vexing our world and my neighbor.
But I forget when it comes to the day-to-day ins and outs of life.
“If they would just do it differently, things would be better.” I see an unresolved situation that I think I know a fix for and spend a lot of negative mental energy wishing I could influence a change.
Sometimes it’s a good thing to push back. Most of the time, it’s not.
I would do better to bring my situation to God and ask Him to work. Then I’ll learn patience. My trust muscles will get stronger.
“Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel is our fortress.
God’s plan will happen.
(Paul Merrill writes here every First Friday.)