Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sea of Glass

In front of the throne was shiny sea of glass, sparkling like crystal.  (Revelation 4:6 NLT)

   When I think of a sea of glass, a picture of emerald green Lake Louise in Banff, Canada comes to mind.  However, you and I know that everyday life is anything but smooth.  We face financial difficulties, family unrests, employee rivalries, job losses, foreclosures, and uncertainties.  The Psalmist says, "My life is full of troubles" (Psalm 88:3 NASB).  Navigating the waters of life bring challenges we are hard pressed to circumvent.  We seek solutions, but often don't know where to turn for help.

   I have found the only way to smooth the troubled water is by taking all my anxieties and turning them over to the master helmsman, Jesus Christ.  The Apostle Peter encouraged us by saying, "Cast all your anxiety on Him (Jesus), because he cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7 NASB).  The Psalmist also reminds us to "Cast your burden upon the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken" (Psalm 55:22 NASB).

   If you are burdened down with anxieties and circumstances, follow the advice of the Psalmist David, "Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in him, and he will do it" (Psalm 37:5 NASB).

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