With all the conversation in the past two years on insurance plans, we all wonder what the final verdict will be for what used to be simple, I either had it or I didn’t. If I didn’t have any insurance when I was sick or needed help, I simply had to deal with the basic truth….I don’t have any insurance, I cannot afford any insurance, and if I get sick, I will have to deal with it…..but what we don’t understand not everybody agrees about this issue in the same manner, and we are in the cross road where we are today.
Everyone has a solution, everyone has an opinion, but just like in the debates no one really has the “perfect solution.” I wish I had a dime when I made the statement in the past 40 years, “There is no one perfect, except one.” I wonder sometimes if those that I respond to, really are listening or just still searching for the answer to what keeps them from being filled with the “real truth.”
I love it when, David’s son, Solomon who became the king after him, God asked King Solomon, “If I could grant you one thing, what would you want.” You have to wonder at this moment here is a king, who was being asked by the Creator, son what would you want…..and his response was not fame, love, wealth, power, but “wisdom.” Why is that when we have the opportunity to have the truth or wisdom of something that we rather have the stuff that in due season, can fall away quickly?
Solomon wanted to be wise and be a good ruler, and he knew that only if he had wisdom could he do things in the best manner. With google, the internet, books, speakers and DVDs why would any of us lack anything as it pertained to the wisdom to do the right thing at the right time. Even evil has postings and information to help those in the world to be evil….why do you think the detectives siege computers and phones from the possible criminal? Because they want to know the truth, all of it they can find to come to the verdict of their investigation.
Today, I can admit I deserved more than I got, because I was not the perfect dad, husband, brother, son, neighbor or person that I really wanted to be. So as the word says simply, whatever you need from God, it just simply says ask….so my question if you’re going through a storm, if your relationship is in trouble, if you just lost your job, you need help from an addiction, or your just deep in it and NEED FILLED; God just simply says that his mercy and grace is new everyday.
Today is the day, that you can get what needs filled in your heart, your mind, and the situation in your life. Now my friend, when was the last time you and God talked about anything ? Have you felt sometimes, that someone was tugging at your heart and you just wasn’t ready to respond, or maybe possibly you thought you could do everything by yourself? All of us need help in some manner or another, but just like your situation, it is possible that no one knows that you’re hurting, or maybe because you have been hurting for so long…you just don’t want to trust anyone.
But what we tend to forget, there is one that understands what we are going through, and is just waiting to ask us, “What is it that you want me to do?” Think about what your answer will need to be, and will bring what is best for you. Many times when I am fighting with an issue in my life, I find that many times, I am possibly the cause of the problem and did not ask God, “What would you want me to do about this?”
I am sure that many of us would admit the mistakes and wrong turns in our lives, were because we didn’t get all the information we needed. I always liked it when the kids and now grandkids asked for me, “Papaw/Dad what do you think I should do?” I felt so much honor that they trusted me with their dilemma and they hoped that I would help them with a situation. You see, our Father (God) likes it when we ask him of help, he doesn’t want us to aimlessly walk lost when the answer is right before our nose.He also loves that we trust Him with our difficult situations. But, he also knows that you have the “will or choice” to decide if you need Him anytime.
I am always blessed when the kids in my life come back and say to me, “Thanks for your help, I really appreciate you listening to me.” I then reply, “No thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life.” Many times when I have surrendered a situation in my life, and being human feel that God is working on someone else’s problem a quiet voice will speak within me, “I have not forgot our conversation, I love the time you spend with me, it will be OK Son, I love you.” I am moved inwardly, that someone never forgets me or leaves my side. I may stray from Him, but he can keep up with me anytime and anywhere.
Lord, the world needs more help than anyone down here can fix. Even all the rich people in the world may make a dent, they could not provide an infinite solution to any of our problems. Lord, there maybe others that have not talked to you for along time, and they just don’t realize they don’t need an appointment, that you will fit them in anytime. Lord there maybe those who have not been filled with your love because they feel they cannot come to you for what they perceive is the right way to having a conversation with you, but remind them you have paid the price for anything and everything that they will ever do in this life. Let them understand as they stand on the corner of Mercy/Grace Street, you are there to walk the rest of the way in their lives and be their source for all their needs. Thank you Lord for showing them the same love you show me and so many others daily. Amen