Do you find that you are in complete control of your life?
Ted Turner, the rugged billionaire and founder of CNN, enjoys substantial control over his life but he acknowledges that he cannot control everything. Mr. Turner finds that fact terrifying. He once said that his biggest fear was that a vehicle on the other side of the road will swerve into him and snuff out his life. Ted Turner’s security is only as broad as a line of paint separating his lane from another.
No one, in fact, is in complete control of their world. A man in the Old Testament named Asaph knew that long ago. He did not despair about it, instead he sought someone who could control things. Asaph writes that when he was in despair over his life’s situation, he “sought the Lord” (Psalm 77:1-2).
Seeking after God is a good thing to do, in good times and bad.
At one time all of Israel lived as miserable slaves. They cried out to God. God heard them and delivered them. He set them free. Asaph, ten generations later, caught in his own tough times cried out to the Lord and God heard him too.
Might God hear you? When you find yourself in a struggle with things bigger than your resources and ingenuity can solve, why not follow some good examples, why not cry out to God?
The Israelites did, and things worked out. Asaph did. Jesus did.
Your turn? Just a thought.
Now that’s something to celebrate!