Posted by: Terry | July 26, 2010

The frailty of man is cloaked in our effort to appear confident

The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
(Psalms 93:1 ESV)

The frailty of man is cloaked in our effort to appear confident.

A few folks have reminded me that it has been a long time since I have posted here, and they are right, no real reason but they did motivate me to hit the keys.

These last few months have been something in our world, away and close to home. On April 20 the Horizon oil well blew and what will be known as “The Spill” for a long time to come started. That of course was the second biggest event of the day, the spill was a tragedy but the best part of April 20 is that it is my mothers birthday, now that is a good thing.

We are still at war, or whatever you call it in Afghanistan, the economy is still shaky, lots of folks hate Obama – lots of folks love him.

Closer to home my pastor and close friend Jim Manker resigned as pastor, I am depressed over it all. My wife grieves over the untimely death of a close friend while dealing with all kinds of challenges and stresses at work.

Yet we put on the confident smile and face the world, while inside we struggle with the realization that in the face of it all we truly are frail and vulnerable.

BUT! “The LORD reigns!” None of the scary events of this world are a surprise to God, and not one of them is outside of his control. There is comfort in that.

David said that he would fear no evil because his Shepherd was with him. Haddon Robinson writes, “The sheep do not need the courage and the strength to face the danger, only the courage to follow the shepherd.”

Give us the courage to follow the shepherd, his is the king and does reign.

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Responses

  1. Please don’t stop “hitting the keys”. It is good to have you back.

  2. Thanks Lisa, we are long overdue for coffee!


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