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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Adulthood...

Image result for I don't want be an adult todayDo you ever get tired of doing everything as right as you can?  I mean, come on, we are adults, we are suppose to have most things figured out and put behind us.   I read this quote and thought, yep, that is exactly how I feel at times.  "Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane."

In our bible study this past week three out of twelve women said things were good, no prayer request.  How often does that happen?  We all laughed a little and someone commented, just wait, that will pass. Then we begin to talk about the goodness of God, scriptures begin to be quoted and pretty soon those of us who were carrying a burden or in deep sorrow found our spirits lifted up. 


  • ”For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalm 100:5).
  • This is such an encouraging verse because of the word, "generations" that comes at the end.  When I look at my young two year old grandson, I see him  included in those generations.  He is too young to understand God's goodness and faithfulness now.  But he sees it already lived out before him from his parents and grandparents. 

  • “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him” (Nahum 1:7).

  • I love the word "refuge" in Nahum.  It is a safe place to get out of the storm raging  outside.   Jesus led the disciples into a boat, knowing full well that a violent storm was brewing; the disciples were terrified, but Jesus, their refuge, calmed the storm. Matt. 8:27-28 Jesus will sometimes lead us into a storm to test our faith just as He did the disciples. 

  • Nine of the twelve women at the bible study testified there was a storm in their life. Yet in their storm they felt cared for by the Master of the Wind.  And how the power of God's Word kept them from losing their hope that the storm would pass.  
  
     Tempted to run away from your storm.  Don't! Look for Him right smack in the middle of it, He is waiting to be your refuge.  Maybe there is no storm in your life now, but that will pass.  When the disciples got into the boat there was no storm. Had there been they probably  would not have left shore.  I wouldn't have, and I love a good thunder storm. 

How is life for you now, got a storm, or is it calm as you get in the boat?