You can feel the fear. You get into your car on the way to work, look down at the Fuel gauge and you have just enough gas to get to the end of the street! You then pull out your wallet, your credit card is maxed, pay day is 3 days away and you have $6.50! A gallon of gas will get you work and back for two days, if you keep the air conditioning off and drive below the speed limit, keep the car parked all day and run no errands.
So you drive down to the local Mobil/Exxon station and put $6.52 in (at $3.93 per gallon). The clerk puts in the other two pennies for you as you sheepishly thank him. You jump back into the car with your head down, wondering "how in the world did it come to this?"!!!
Here you are making a good salary, living what you thought was the American dream. Driving a half decent car, which no one could envy and have the required wife, low interest home mortgage and 2.7 kids...you've done all you can and still, you feel helpless. What should you do? What are you to think?
What would YOU think? What should you think?
For today, meditate on these short passages on Scripture from the Psalms. Read them through once. Then pray each verse back to our God and ask Him to reveal Himself to you and then teach you while you sit still and let Him!! This is the beginning of winning our way out of this mess and beginning to see with His eyes as well!! This is the only way to persevere in times like these, when we begin to feel trapped or in the middle of a tailspin all around us. God did NOT design us to think or live like this, which is the reason He gave us His Word!
A psalm of David.1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?
2 When evil people come to devour me,
when my enemies and foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
3 Though a mighty army surrounds me,
my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
I will remain confident. 4 The one thing I ask of the Lord—
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.
5 For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
he will hide me in his sanctuary.
He will place me out of reach on a high rock.