Seeds of doubt flourish into trees of fear.
Hearts race Kentucky Derby’s,
Pumping perspiration onto foreheads sullied by misplaced worries that have learned to look a lot like wrinkles.
Pupils dilate, nostrils flare.
Our bodies tell on us,
Remind us that feeble mind does not trust all-knowing.
That creation questions creator’s ability to create again.
We have forgotten that invisible molecules met in divine hands to form overwhelming oceans.
That those oceans were taught by divinity to slow dance with the moon.
Moon learned to swim in cosmos kissing earth through provider’s gentle nudge.
Cosmos learned to kiss earth by watching the sun lean in and kiss our skin,
Watching the breath of life embrace our lungs.
We worry, yet the universe learns purely from watching God’s love for us.
Planets orbit only to keep us alive.
Molecules collide only for God to see our grin,
For love to touch our skin.
How can we doubt a God who created a universe just for us?
Good night my precious Wild Ones,
And happy Sabbath to all of my Sabbath keepers out there! I’ve never posted at night before, but y’all, it has been a rough day for your girl.
Earlier in the day, I genuinely felt so defeated. I heard some awful news, and I ended up crying…in public. It was those really sad tears too, you know the ones where you’re so full with emotions, it’s kind of like your eyes are silently leaking. Yeah, those. I’m a person who barely cries in private, so this was an intense experience.
The news jolted my faith. It made me seriously question a lot, especially God. I was soon after reminded of the poem above. I wrote it around the end of last year, but today it reminded me how quickly we doubt a God who would create a universe just for one of us. A God who loves us even more than we are capable of loving our own selves. An all-powerful, awe-striking God. In a few hours, me and God worked things out, and all felt right with the world again. Here are a few ideas from our conversation.
1. Choose wisely where you put your identity. When your identity is in Christ, it’s the safest it can be.
2. Your current situation is not your final destination.
3. When you know who you are, your reality conforms to your identity rather than your identity conforming to your reality.
4. God is faithful. That is not a characteristic; it is a definition.
5. Before God was good, He was great! You have so much to be grateful for regardless of what you are going through.
‘Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.’ Philippians 4: 6-7 MSG
I pray that my little impromptu Sabbath post could bless you! Also, the morning after writing this post, I watched such an inspiring sermon from Priscilla Shirer below. I hope you enjoy it as well!
Sending nothing but love,