May 26, 2018

What I read today

Exodus 1-2; Psalm 26; Isaiah 26; Matthew 26; 1 Corinthians 10

This was an interesting weekend, to say the least.

On Wednesday the 16th of May a water pipe broke in Southern Illinois.  Normally a water pipe breaking isn’t that big a deal since they can usually get it fixed in a few hours.  However, when this particular water pipe broke it left 175,000 people without drinking water for the better part of 2 days and then left folks boiling water for over 6 days in some areas.

If you looked at social media the world sure seemed to be coming to an end.  Businesses had to close, schools shut down, people had no water to drink.

Incredibly, the City I live in pulled together and began distributing water.  Numerous companies donated trailers full of drinking water for the citizens.  For hours, volunteers handed out cases of bottled water in the pouring rain.  People were shocked at how much water was supplied.  In the end, a number of trailers were turned away because of the surplus of water available.

In Isaiah 26, we find that the Israelites were undergoing hardships far worse than what southern Illinois went through.

Yet God tells us in verse 3 that he will “keep our minds in perfect peace”.

We can have perfect peace knowing that God is there handling the details.  He’s making sure that his plan will progress. We don’t know what that plan is but he’s going to see each one of us through his plan to his eternal heavenly home.

Our job is to wait on the Lord. While we are waiting we should earnestly seek the Lord.  When we focus on earnestly seeking the Lord, we can trust that God will provide for our needs.

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