You’d think I’d be fine. Life’s starting to fall into place for me: I’ve got my dream job (working for my church) and have just published a book. Two things I’ve been striving to accomplish for years. And yet here I am, silently screaming to God as I look in the mirror through tear clouded eyes, shaking violently inside as the emotions struggle to contain themselves, “I hate myself! I HATE myself!!”
I had randomly turned my Bible to the passage above which quickly caught my attention because I had previously highlighted it. Knowing it was going to be good, I quickly scanned the verses to see what it said.
Instantly two words caught my attention:
Because and Therefore
How many of us in our lives can with ease say, “Because God did ____, therefore I will____.”??
ALSO, how many of us can say this with the complete assurance that David had?
“Because He has inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.”
I want that kind of faith. I want that kind of trust. I want that kind of complete confidence.
And If Not…
Have you ever been at a place in your life where someone says something about who God is and you just want to punch them in the face?