Friday, November 10, 2017

Go With the Flow


Phil.3:6-7:  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus." 

Isaiah 40:31:  "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." 

Isaiah 41:10:  "They that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength.  They will mount up with wings like eagles.  They will run and not be weary; they will walk and not faint."

Joshua 1:9:  "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

     I like order and routine but life is often disrupted by chaos.  How do we handle it and react to it?  Often it is best to just go with the flow.  ''No matter how much structure we create in our lives, no matter how many good habits we build, there will always be things that we cannot control — and if we let them, these things can be a huge source of anger, frustration and stress.''  ''What is going with the flow? It’s rolling with the punches. It’s accepting change without getting angry or frustrated. It’s taking what life gives you, rather than trying to mold life to be exactly as you want it to be.''
     The best way to go with the flow is to recognize Who is in control of your life.  The caption's picture above symbolizes 'surrendering' to me.  Whatever comes my way, I know God brought me to it and will bring me through it.  Does my anxiety, worry, or doubts help me?  No, but the peace of God does.
     May we learn to be calm, relaxed and patient in the bumps that interfere with our smooth flow in life.  Hand it all over to the One in control of it all.