Thursday, December 22, 2011

If You're Lookin' For Trouble

"Why, O LORD, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? (Psalm 10:1)"

"Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)"

I think you see where I'm headed, here. The thing is: man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward. But Proverbs 6:18 speaks of wicked imaginations. So here's a question: Is it wicked for the child of God to imagine that, at some point, God will not provide for him/her?

I'm reminded of Israel in the wilderness. For over 14,000 days in a row, God provided food for His children. Just enough each day. Nobody came up short. If there was any extra, it rotted. Hmmm.

This was a miraculous thing. But the Bible says they grew weary at times of having just enough. The gall of these people. Not me, LORD. Nor you, gentle reader?

Is it our nature (some more than others) to fret and fume over what might be? What a blessed thing, then, to have confidence in God's providing.

And so, keep me, O LORD, from borrowing trouble from tomorrow.

And a final word of comfort from that famous reformed theologian, Dan Jenkins: "What coulda happened, did (Dreamer Tatum in Semi-Tough)."

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