Wednesday, May 27, 2009

We all have our moments.

2 Cor 1:8 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.

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2 Cor 1:9 Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, 10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, 11 you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many.

We have just about convinced ourselves that if we ever have fears that it is a failure. We shouldn't live in a spirit of fear, but we should notice that even the great apostle had life situations pop up that can only be described as fear.

In the Psalms, David also cried out in despair of his situations. Some have looked down their nose at the words of the psalmist in a super-spirituality that just does not jive with how scary real life can be at times. Life can get fearsome - especially when you are the anointed of God and the enemy is nipping hard at your heels. There are times when if fears don't rise up in you, you may already be dead!

Let's get real. In the psalms I read cries of great despair, then a confession in the faithfulness of God in the next breath. Is this double-mindedness? I think it is just human. We are just humans on the path of eternal life. To be a genuine or authentic person of God, we can not discount either our spiritual destiny nor our humanity.

Take heart Israeli Body of Messiah. Our trust is not in ourselves or even our own faith, but our trust is in Him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Donna.... this is **so** true... our despair vs. His faithfulness... fear... get thee behind me...