Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Jesus Has Our Back

A couple days ago I threw my back out. I was amazed at how quickly I became immobile. My back is a pretty key part of my body. Funny thing is that when my back is healthy I don't think about it. I find myself taking it for granted. When I hurt my back, it made me value it that much more. I may have taken it for granted before, but now a few days later I find my back feeling better and guess what? I have a new respect & appreciation for my back. I find myself doing this same thing with the Father too. Sometimes I can become complacent in my walk with the Father. Sometimes when all is going well I can forget He is there and take Him for granted. When I go through tough and painful times, it makes me recognize and realize even more how much I need the Father. I don't like going through tough times but I do know this; when I do go through the tough times, I have a heightened awareness & appreciation for my walk with the Father. With each trial that comes, He strengthens me as a man but also in my relationship with Him. "The eyes of The Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him." 2 Chronicles 16:9 Each time a trial comes I have learned more and more that I must slow down, get alone with Him, commit my heart fully to him as I plug into His great power. Each time this takes place, I find myself enjoying incredible growth in my faith and walk. Are you in the middle of a trial right now? Remember, praise Him in the good times because He wants to be a part of our good days. Praise Him in the bad times too. Why? Cause He is the One leading us through our trials. Rodney Holmstrom

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