The past few weeks we have been reminded how small we are if we are attempting to stand up against the forces of nature. All our best laid plans and defenses have little hope of being unaffected by high winds and high waves. The thought of feeling sturdy while standing up against 150 mph wind gusts or storm surges of 10 feet is absolutely ludicrous.
The Bible would say the same thing to any of us that want to go through life claiming to be the “king-pin” of our world and the life to come. God’s Word repeatedly calls us “fools” if we say there is no God. [Psalm 14.1]
I can securely say that I must not be a fool since I believe there is a God. But then I need to honestly come to grips with the fact that I choose at times to live as though I am going through this world with no God other than myself. It is a painful confession, but one I need to make none the less. I often do things or don’t do things that clearly oppose what the God I believe in would have me do. At times, I find little comfort in prayer or peace when God would say I can possess it. I have a problem!
But it is right at this point that I most clearly see the heart of God. God isn’t some powerful force out to crush me because of my failure. My God is my loving creator who comes to me in my need because I have a problem. He comes to me with the solution. God Almighty comes to me as nothing less than the Creator of the world and the sustainer of all life. This is good, but what is even better is that He comes into all my weaknesses, fears and failures to bring me back instead of to banish me.
Your heart, mind and soul are asking deep questions about God. You can ignore them and just focus on the Vikings’ Super Bowl victory to come, or you can look for the answers that are forever and always true. The fact that there is a God and you are not it will either bring you freedom or disillusionment. You Choose!
Hope to live in freedom with you!
Pastor Nick Mundis