Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Disposals of Providence....updated :)

There are few things that drive me to my knees before God like money.


It is probably the main source of anxiety in my life (and, though easily forgotten, where I have seen God's provision the most).


This past week has been especially worry-filled for me, and I am feeling the weight of my cares this morning.


I was reading Matthew 6, and also clicked to read Matthew Henry's commentary.



And such sweet, unexpected truth and comfort from the Lord jumped off the screen at me, and I just wanted to share some of it with you.


Drink it in, friends. I pray it speaks to you too....in whatever it is....




We must reconcile ourselves to our worldly estate, as we do to our stature.

We cannot alter the disposals of Providence,
therefore we must submit and resign ourselves to them.

Thoughtfulness for our souls is the best cure of thoughtfulness for the world.

Seek first the kingdom of God, and make religion your business:
say not that this is the way to starve;

no, it is the way to be well provided for,
even in this world.

The conclusion of the whole matter is,
that it is the will and command of the Lord Jesus,

that by daily prayers we may get strength to bear us up under our daily troubles,

and to arm us against the temptations that attend them,

and then let none of these things move us.




*Just wanted to include the link to the rest of MH's commentary. It's all just so good.


And, because God loves my little weak, anxious heart (and yours), He reminded me of the lyrics to a song I have on my music player (right side bar). It's by JJ Heller and is called "Your Hands."


It calms me down almost immediately. Maybe I'll keep it on repeat today.


I have unanswered prayers
I have trouble I wish wasn't there
And I have asked a thousand ways
That You would take my pain away
That You would take my pain away

I am trying to understand
How to walk this weary land
Make straight the paths that crookedly lie
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands

When You walked upon the Earth
You healed the broken, lost, and hurt
I know You hate to see me cry
One day You will set all things right
Yea, one day You will set all things right

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands

Your hands
Your hands that shape the world
Are holding me, they hold me still
Your hands that shape the world
Are holding me, they hold me still

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave You when...

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave...
I never leave Your hands





Deep breath. Heaven stands.



2 comments:

Meghann said...

You just blew my mind :) No, really, that's a great reminder. We are in a series on temptation at church and they defined every instance of temptation as a decision of whether or not you are going to trust God- wow that puts a new spin on things. The last two sermons have been REALLY good if you want to hear them :) (PS- I listened to the sermon from your pastor...not sure why it made you think of me though...)

Amy A. said...

Timing couldn't be more amazing. Stealing from your blog again! Love you. Thanks for the song!

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