Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Balance

A friend of my daughter met a man on the internet and got engaged after one month of corresponding. She said it was God leading her. When they met (her son with her) he sweet talked her and ended up sexually abusing her.

A family member of mine says it is God, everything is so positive and nothing they read in the word shows them otherwise. They got engaged after a couple months of dating. He has alienated his entire family and is not making wise decisions concerning his finances.

How can people manipulate the Word of God to get what they want? Or want something so bad that they can't see logic or use the Word of God and "positive" feelings to justify making very bad choices? Why would we say "God, my life is very uncomfortable and I don't like it, so I am going to do what I want and put your name on it"? Sometimes life is uncomfortable or down right nasty. Sometimes we are lonely or struggling financially or sick or depressed. God is there to help us through. He is there!

God, where is the balance in walking with you? Do we throw caution to the wind and just go with it or do we walk so tenderly around everything and not take any chances at all? What are the risks in running full steam ahead and not having you lead us or waiting and risk missing your timing? Do we allow you to love us during the hard times or "believe" that you will make it easier for us? The problem is there are times for both, how do we know Lord?

Please God, be my balance.

1 comment:

Letters From Midlife said...

Thank you for sharing this. It is what I needed to hear. As I read your other posts and your profile, I feel we are kindred spirits even with the authors you like! I love mysteries, especially those with female sleuths and written by female authors.

Blessings, Cindy