December 4, 2008

10-Year Old Theology

My family is trying to be more diligent in reading the Bible after dinner. Each night, one of us picks a verse we'd like to share and then we spend a couple of minutes discussing what it means to us. Before we started our Advent readings, I was spending a lot of time in Psalm 16. This Psalm has captivated my attention. It's jam-packed with things I need to remember. One night last week, I chose Verse 2 for our reading.

I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing."

I shared that we're never blessed apart from God's doing. CJ had a slightly different take (I'm paraphrasing): since everything we have is from God, everything we have is good (brings Romans 8:28 to mind).

She's right.

In the midst of the uncertainties of life, I have to continually remind myself that it's all from God...and it's all good. Everywhere I turn, He's telling me to trust. From the songs in my head (I kid you not, either "Still I Will Trust Him" & "On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand" is constantly running through my brain) to the devotions in my email...He keeps saying TRUST ME.

May it be so, Lord. May it be so!

It is a glorious thing to know that your Father God makes no mistakes in directing or permitting that which crosses the path of your life. It is our glory to trust Him, no matter what.
~Joni Erickson Tada


Terri said...

I love this chapter! I found it a few years back and I still find myself referring back to verse 2.

Heather C said...

Amen! Now you've got one running through my head...

Come, every soul by sin oppressed,
There's mercy with the Lord,
And He will surely give you rest,
By trusting in His word.

Only trust Him, only trust Him,
Only trust Him now;
He will save you, He will save you,
He will save you now.

Beautiful Psalm!

Lisa writes... said...

She's a wise one (much like her mommy, I'm sure!)...

I'm liking the new look!

Becoming Me said...

I echo Lisa!!

His Girl said...

brilliant. just brilliant.