Thankful Thursday! August 8, 2019

Thank you, Lord, for:

Bumping into Laurie and Jess!

Listening to my husband work,...he listens to people, caring about them, solving problems,...all stress free!!   How does he do that?!?😀

A great summer of Aqua Zumba class!   I always look forward to it!

Being a wife, mom & grandma💗💗

Sweet gift (grandparents day gift💜)from Vicki...so thoughtful!

 

 “Your rest is not to be found in figuring your life out, but in trusting the One who has it all figured out for your good and his glory.

Human beings have a deep desire to know and understand. We spend much of our daily mental time trying to figure things out. We don’t live by instinct. We don’t leave our lives alone. We are all theologians. We are all philosophers. We are all archaeologists who dig into the mounds of our lives to try to make sense of the civilization that is our story. This God-designed mental motivation is accompanied by wonderful and mysterious analytical gifts. This drive and those gifts set us apart from the rest of creation. They are holy, created by God to draw us to him, so that we can know him and understand ourselves in light of his existence and will.

But sin makes this drive and these gifts dangerous. They tempt us to think that we can find our hearts by figuring it all out. It’s the “If only I could understand this or that, then I’d be secure” way of living. But it never works. In your most brilliant moment, you will still be left with mystery in your life; sometimes even painful mystery. We all face things that appear to make little sense and don’t seem to serve any good purpose. So rest is never found in the quest to understand it all. No, rest is found in trusting the One who understands it all and rules it all for his glory and our good.

Few passages capture that rest better than Psalm 62: 5–7: “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.”

In moments when you wish you knew what you can’t know, there is rest to be found. There is One who knows. He loves you and rules what you don’t understand with your good in mind.

For further study and encouragement: 2 Corinthians 5: 1–10”

New Morning Mercies, by Paul David Tripp