Saturday, February 14, 2009

Not Trying To Figure It All Out

The following quote is very helpful for me as one who analyzes everything to death and yet wants to do so much:
"A Christian's inner peace is never based on his ability to take the teachings of Scripture and figure it all out. Our peace always rests on the presence, power, and character of the Lord. Because he rules heaven and earth according to his wise plan, I need not live in anxiety and fear. God's absolute sovereignty guarantees the fulfillment of each of his promises to every one of his children"
Paul David Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands, p 30
Two words really pop out at me from this quote: rests and plan. When I ask myself, "What is going on? What is God doing?" In every circumstance, the answer is always "Working his plan." I can always check the strength of my belief in God's ultimate rule based on the sense of rest I get from that answer.


LadyD said...

Hey! You're back!
Glad I checked:)
Keep going you're doing good~

Pat Stream said...

Thanks Laura. I am staying with it.

zcoffeegirl said...

I love Paul Tripp...this is really good.