Saved by His hand
Great is Your name
In all the earth
Christ on the throne
Your kingdom will reign forever
You are the Lord, Most High"
Several days ago I was driving home from work after a long and mentally tiring day. You know those days, nothing HUGE goes wrong, but it's a lot of little things. And things that are out of your control, but yet, effect you in some way. For me, it was certain persons that tend to be difficult to get along with, some office politics, rules that always seem to change about the time I finally get used to the old ones, and a cold/sinus thing that I just can't seem to fight off.
So, anyway, I was driving home after a day of all of this.... tired and wondering to myself why it seemed that this ALWAYS happened (and, in reality, days like this are usually few and far between for me, but on this day it just SEEMED like it was a regular occurence). I wondered if my life would ALWAYS be filled with these types of things? I wondered if this was just what life was meant to be and did I just need to "get over it and get used to it"? But, oh, how that thought made me weary. And, weary was a good word to use for how I felt overall. Weary from the day and these types of issues.
As I pondered these thoughts the song "You Are Lord" written by Michael W. Smith and his wife Debbie Smith began playing on the CD in my car. As it came to the words "Your kingdom will reign forever" I almost immediately felt a joy overcome me and a thankfulness that God's kingdom does reign over all that is on this earth.... all those things that were bothering me from my day.
I thought about how God never promised that life on this earth would be easy, but what He did promise was that He would ALWAYS be with us. And, then, following this thought came the one the that just smacked me in the head.... my ALWAYS isn't on this earth and full of the minute day to day things that make me weary. My ALWAYS is in God. My ALWAYS IS God. A home with Him in heaven is my ETERNITY. It dawned on me that someday when I am home with Him that all of this stuff I'm so weary of today will be just a blip on the radar. That thought just kind of put it all in perspective for me, you know?
So, today I am ever so thankful that God's kingdom will reign forever, that He is my ALWAYS, my ETERNITY. I am thankful that with Him is where my true home is found and the struggles we have on this earth are just a small part of the journey that will lead us to our home in heaven one day.
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