|Firm Faith Needed|
Lessons learned through remodeling continue to abound. A faith firmly planted on God’s Word is indispensable at times like this. The mess is making me feel a little overwhelmed. But, I know this “trial” is meant to teach me something.
Redoing all the flooring on the whole main level of our home at one time might have been a little too much, though.
Reading my Bible this morning, I chewed on each verse and savored the meaning of one of my very favorite Psalms, Psalm 27.
Now, I realize that this isn’t really “trouble.” (Read this post, if you are going through a real trial.) It’s not like when I had cancer or anything. But, sometimes blessings are more difficult “trials,” because we think we should be “just fine.” In any case…
I am hidden. Hidden away from harm. I picture a turret (something like what Rapunzel must have lived in) within a fortress or castle. Within that fortress, there is a tabernacle, and in that tabernacle, His tabernacle, I will be singing praises.
Throughout the day today my thoughts kept returning to that verse, and I would tell myself, “I am hidden away in His pavilion.” And pondering the precious promise that I was …safe. Guarded.
It’s easy to think when trials come, “I just have to get through this.” I don’t want to just “get through” this project. I want to ride high above the storm where all is calm. It’s not only this project. There are 3 or 4 big things going on in my life–remodeling is only one of them–and that’s about 2 too many. Like a computer, when there are too many things required of my brain at once, it locks up.
Yesterday, my brain locked up. Today was a better day, because of bathing my brain (and soul) with the promises of God.
It reminded me of John 15:7: