"I hold on to You for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post..." Psalm 63

Monday, May 2, 2011

God is still God...

even when things make absolutely no sense.

Our world is constantly changing.
Wars rage on
Tornadoes destroy
Hurricanes and Tsunamis take captives
Promises are broken
Questions go unanswered
Cancers steal
Accidents break things
Bodies fail
Leaders fall
Evil rises
nothing really stays in one place.

I went to bed just as the murmurings of the news started
Bin Ladin has been found and killed.
I awoke to more of the same news
and to parades, parties and celebrations.

But I can't help but wonder what has really changed?
Vindication might feel good
but it might also start a host of new wars
One man did not make our world unsafe
 he did not act alone
People are still dead,
families still mourning their losses.
We are far from having world peace just because an evil man has been eliminated.

"And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don't panic. 
Yes, these things must take place, but the end won't follow immediately."
Mark 13:7

God is still God
He knew we'd be tempted to trust ourselves to take matters into our own hands.
And He knew we'd never really eliminate the threat of war and uncertainty.
He knew that while some are out celebrating,
others would be home fighting other wars-
fighting cancer 
fighting poverty
fighting aftermath of raging storms

I'm thankful that God is still God
because I have my own questions
things I just don't understand
questions my children ask
that I cannot answer
but to say
God is God
and HE understands.

He sees what we don't
He plans ahead and walks us through the unknown
He only gives us one tiny peek at a time-
He knows we can't handle the whole picture at once.

Questions aside,
GOD is still GOD
and that is enough for me today.

I continue to add up His blessings,
even amidst the unknown.
He is still God
still faithful
still present
still lovely

His eye still stays on ME
{on YOU}
all the while it is staying on the events of the world

is amazing 

is why I know Peace

God is still God
and all is right 
even when it feels wrong 

God is still God 
when good people hurt
when life is unfair
when the next breath is too hard to take

He still IS...

"God is in the sadness and the laughter, in the bitter and the sweet. 
There is a Divine purpose behind everything — and therefore a Divine presence in everything."
Neale Donald Walsch

{Be still, and know that I am {still} God!
      I will be honored by every nation.
      I will be honored throughout the world.
Psalm 46:10


lindsey said...

Great post thank you!

Emma* said...

Oh yes He is!

Thank the Lord for that!

Mrs.Rabe said...

That was me above by the way! Didn't realize Emily was still signed in!


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