“God, you did everything you promised, and I’m thanking you with all my heart.” Psalm 56.12
My early morning routine was clicking along as usual. Time for reflection, a period for expressing fears, uncertainties, and doubts and then disaster! My last spoonful of grape-nuts missed the eating utensil and ended right between the “g” and the “j” on my Dell notebook. In a flash things were happening and I could only think of turning things off.
Rushing to work, I sought the advice of the technical experts. The keyboard emitted two and three characters where there was one. Some things worked, others winked sarcastically back at my commands. Where was Dell’s reliability I questioned! Where could I find the quick recovery promised by my technical support! Where could I plant the blame for my action?
Dell’s promise remained true, my motherboard did not fry, the hard drive survived, and data recovered. Technical support worked hard and soon I had a new machine with all the information from the old. Everyone did everything promised! I am so thankful; anything I can do for them will be automatic!
What did God promise? He promised to be with me at all times. He said he would restore my relationship with him, overcome my drive of being self-centered and let me experience the awesome happiness of being God centric. He promised to be involved in every aspect of my life where I would let him. He described the possibilities of walking together; peace, happiness, energy, hope, excitement; the list goes on and on. The description of the relationship lays out the best one can get and achieve in life.
For me the dilemma is simple. Can I move beyond my immediate issues and problems to see what God is doing? Am I willing to look beyond my own choices and decisions to understand what is available to each of us? Do I want to prove God’s promises true or false?
Each of us has this choice. For me I tested God’s promises. I found hope, love, acceptance, excitement, and peace!