Friday, December 2, 2011

What Stuff?

Psalm 27:13
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

13I would have fainted, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

It's about faith.  Believing when the evidence can't be seen.  Without this intangible hope life would be pretty dim. 

Today I was thinking about how sometimes it is the people you feel you should be able to trust that end up being the ones that let you down.  And have you ever heard of "friendly fire"?  When dealing with things like that, I can always feel the pit in my stomach start to form.  In the past, I have wasted a lot of time and energy worrying about what someone was thinking or saying or doing.  Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm still 100% human, it's hard not to "care". 

But, I have found an antidote for that pit in the stomach.  It's called believing.  Believing in what the Word says.  And using that Word to remind myself of what is actually up and what is actually down.  It is very easy to get distracted by stuff.  But at the end of the day, it is stuff.  Stuff!  Not the Word.  Not the goodness of the Lord.  Just stuff. 

I freely admit, I would faint at times, if I did not believe that I will see His goodness.  I do believe it.  I believe in His goodness and that is all I need to know.  What stuff?!