Trusting


Scripture:
 
Lam. 3:22        The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases,
        his mercies never come to an end;
23     they are new every morning;
        great is your faithfulness.
24     “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
        “therefore I will hope in him.”

Observation:


While there is great turmoil surrounding the life of the poet there is also a deep trust in God. The very holy nature of the LORD, his steadfast love and mercies are extended to his people day in and day out. This never changes.

Morning by morning we can reach out to LORD and experience his faithfulness in all things. We hope in him whose love reaches through the ages, ministering to his children and reviving them with a daily dose of hope.

Application:

Trust in the midst of uncertainty can be difficult. The people of God were leading uncertain lives, not knowing where the future might lead and yet, there was this sense that God could be trusted. That God’s holy love would reach out and minister to them in their time of need and lead them daily.

I was recently at a conference where a futurist was speaking about the changes we are facing in our world. Richard Swenson spoke of living in a state of profusion. In the last 30 years the development of technology has so perfused or permeated our lives that we are at a place of overload. Our human bodies don’t have the capacity to absorb it all.

More video uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than all 3 networks created in 60 years

Some new car manuals are “more than 800 pages”

The avg person checks smartphone ~ 150 times/day

Thousands of movies/month with satellite or cable

40,000 different products in grocery store

150,000 in Wal-Mart Megastore

1 trillion URL (resources) on the Web

Must learn to operate 20,000 pieces of equipment

55,000 configurations of coffee at Starbucks

But more and more of everything going faster and faster is on a collision course with human capacity and here is the reality:

Limits were built in at creation, designed by God.

We don’t need to apologize to God for limits; they were His idea.

That I have limits in no way means that God has limits.

Could it be that God is not all that interested in another record of extreme performance?

Perhaps the spiritually important things He is asking us to do lie mostly within the mid-range of our lives.
(Richard Swenson, presentation at the Development Officers Annual Conference San Antonio TX, Feb  25, 2015.)

And this brings us back to trust. We don’t have to do bigger and better, we need to trust in God who has no limits of capacity. God is faithful and his mercies and love are infinitely capable.

With all that is transpiring around us it may take renewed intentionality to slow down and re-learn the art of trusting in God. We simply do not have the capacity to do it all. Morning by morning we are invited to slow down, skip all that information overload, and put our trust in him.

Prayer:

Lord, please help me to not be distracted by the overload and to seek your face. Amen.


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