L. A. Marzulli
When Life Hits Us with Unexpected Circumstance.
Trust in the Lord with all thy heart
and lean not unto your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will
direct your paths… Proverbs 3:5-6
A few weeks ago my editor Rose Diepstra lost her battle with cancer and passed from this world. It happened quickly and I talked to her just a week before she passed and now she’s gone.
She left behind her devoted husband, Keith and their two children. Keith and the kids and even Rose herself never saw this coming. Life hit them like a Mack truck.
A friend of mine’s wife has an aggressive brain tumor and she has maybe a year left on this earth. My friend and his wife have been married 30 years. Last night he called me and asked me what he should do. It was a hard conversation and because this friend doesn’t know Jesus I told him to go to whoever he thought God was and ask for peace and direction. It was a huge step for him to accept this. (He knows I’m a pastor)
Another friend tore his rotator cuff and has been sleeping upright in a chair for about two months.
Another, has a torn ligament in his knee.
We get emails during the week from people who have all sorts of issues. We hear about entities in the room at night, black-eyed children, and unbelievably, even centaurs.
The point I’m trying to make here is this. Trust in the Lord…. period. We have really no control over what life will throw at us and thus, our anchor should be in Christ and Him alone.
My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus Christ and righteousness
There is no other place for us to go. When life hits us with the unexpected, we lean on Jesus. We go to Jesus. We ask for mercy, grace and peace.
Though he slay me yet I will praise Him.
When King David’s son died he stated he would see his son again. This is our hope that at some point in the future He, Jesus, the creator of heaven and earth, will bring us back to him and we will see our loved ones again.
He will wipe away our tears and there will be no more sickness and death.
Think on these things. Dwell on this. Put this into our spirit man and woman. Put on Jesus and walk circumspectly knowing: He remembers our frame and knows that we are dust.
Prayer is needed.