Psalm 76: Fearsome

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I fear what I cannot control … cannot manipulate … cannot overcome.

It is that immovable object, that insurmountable force which disturbs me. I should say it threatens my thirst for autonomy. It stands in the way of unbridled independence.

Consequently, I am prone to order my life in such a way that I appear to have everything under control, even to myself. That façade stays up until reality crashes in.

Part of me would like to control God. I’d like to know that if push came to shove I could have my way; that is until I need God to be God for my sake.

Isn’t it strange that I somehow want (need) God to be greater than anything which threatens my well-being, while also wanting to be greater than Him. It’s quite the dilemma.

When I am overwhelmed, vulnerable, devastated and wrought with despair, I need God to be immovable, insurmountable, unchanging and in complete control. I need Him to be fearsome if He is to be a strong tower and a safe refuge for me in the storms of life, all of which expose my helpless condition.

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