Sunday, September 8, 2013

Who's Gonna Make it Right?

It's a dog-eat-dog world out there and it seems like the biggest dog always wins.

Even on the airplane they tell you to put on your own oxygen mask first before helping others.

Are we in this process called "life" all by ourselves and for ourselves?

Does anyone else really care what we are going through enough to step in and help?

People all around us are struggling and yet it doesn't seem that there are many reaching out to help in the struggle.

Failings at every turn, leading to failing relationships, leading to more failure and the downward spiral rages on.

What to do?

JR Miller wrote, "The God of the Bible, is the God of those who have failed. Wherever there is a weak, stumbling Christian, unable to walk alone--to him the Divine heart goes out in tender thought and sympathy, and the Divine hand is extended to support him and keep him from falling. Wherever one has fallen, and lies in defeat or failure--over him bends the Heavenly Father in kindly pity, to raise him up and to help him to begin again."

If you were failing and your dad had every means to pull you from that situation to whom would blame rest if you didn't ask for help?

Now some might argue that their relationship with their dad has been fractured for many years and so asking for help might be awkward at best. 
Ask anyway. After all, he is your dad.

In the case of our Heavenly Father we are always fracturing the relationship and then returning to ask for forgiveness, often times for the same offense, so this is not new to Him.

Unlike we earthly fathers who can hold grudges or carry an offense long after it took place, our Heavenly Father fully forgives when we repent and is ready and willing to bless and renew.

Ps. 73 tells of a similar situation where the evil are getting ahead and it seems like no one is there to make it right all the while the one who's guarding his heart seems to be failing quickly and miserably.

Who's gonna make it right? Here's the answer.

 Verse "25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

God is the One who will take care of the generations left behind. He will make all things new and right; sometimes in our lifetime and in our line of sight and sometimes not.

So lend an ear AND a hand. Open up your heart to your neighbor's "mess". It might not be long until you find yourself in the same kind of mess.

Don't worry about today or even tomorrow because that doesn't do any good anyway; He's got it under control and He'll make it right.

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