God’s in charge

John Everett Millais (1829-1896) Illustration of the Parable of the Unjust Judge from the New Testament Gospel of Luke (Luke 18:1-9) for The Parables of Our Lord (1863)

John Everett Millais (1829-1896)
Illustration of the Parable of the Unjust Judge from the New Testament Gospel of Luke (Luke 18:1-9) for The Parables of Our Lord (1863)

Do I have faith that God is in charge? That God has a vision of peace and love for the whole world? Do I have faith that when I practice kindness, forgiveness, respect, compassion, and nonviolence I am contributing to God’s vision?

If my faith is wavering, I need to be persistent in prayer, confiding my worries and fears and weaknesses to God and listening for God’s response.

[Jesus said,] “But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Luke 18:8b

 

2 thoughts on “God’s in charge

  1. SR

    “Confiding my weaknesses to God and listening for His response.” Mary, last week I started telling God of my weaknesses. What I have failed to do however, is “listen for His response.” So thank you for that. 🙂

    In doing so, I have found in spite of my “weaknesses” I am becoming stronger, through no virtue of myself I assure you. It is like, because I have spoken to God about these “said weaknesses” I do not know if “some” have gone away, or I just am trusting God for them, and not worrying so much.

    Either way there is a “peace” about them now, that I have never had before. My “fears” and “weaknesses” can cause me a lot of stress. Who likes to “fail God?”

    As I look back on this past week and where I am at today, I am really wondering if our “fears” and “weaknesses” does constitute “failure to God?” Would love your thoughts on that question.

    I also want to add I was thinking about you this morning. When I was saying my morning prayers I did it with a cup of hot tea. I thought about you and I sitting on the front porch with a cup of tea in hand. Maybe one day. 🙂 Love and God Bless, SR

    Reply
    1. Mary Ann Post author

      “My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents, and I lay them both at His feet.” Mahatma Gandhi

      Reply

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