The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas

The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas
We are all like sea shells tossed about in rough waters and being re-shaped in wondrous ways. But have you ever contemplated the notion that sea shells have to complete their journey through the rough waters before they get to rest on the shore? Yeah, we are ALL like sea shells and Heaven is The Great Shore.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Resting In HIS Palm

Greetings Everybody,

This morning I want to talk about Bone-Deep Security and to do so, I am going to apply the "It's Ok Baby, Grandmaw's Got You Now" Analogy.

When I Hold My Grandson, It Never Occurs To Him That I Might Drop Him...And It SHOULDN'T.

He can be QUITE upset and wailing to beat the band...but when I pick him up and cuddle him and place my lips next to his little ear and whisper "It's Ok Baby, Grandmaw's Got You Now"...his life gets better.  He knows that help is on the way.  He knows that somebody who is in control has come to his aid.

As grown ups, we know that this doesn't mean that he will never get uncomfortable again...there will be dirty diapers to be changed...after every bottle there will be pressure in his tummy until he burps...there will be sniffles, and coughs, and cuts and scrapes...and all the trials that come with human life. 

But when he has needs...His Family Tends to them... all of us do that...and WILL do that FOR LIFE!

It's that way us and God... and it's that way with us and The Church as well.

Just as HE tends to US, We Are to Tend after Each Other.


Matthew 19:14 "Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of 
heaven belongs to such as these."

We were designed to ride in the palm of His Hand.
And God Almighty does not drop HIS CHILDREN. 

He will supply all of our NEEDS...not all of our WANTS, but all of our NEEDS.

Phillipians 4:19 "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."

He created us, loves us and knows the most amazing details about us.

Matthew 10:30 "But the very hairs of your head are all numbered."

He does let us experience troubles...and He is there to help...but He does NOT take away our ability to feel discomfort or to feel pain.  

Sometimes there is great SEARING Pain. 

But HE does not leave us.

It is WE who leave HIM.

We leave Him when we doubt him.
We leave Him when we fail to Submit to His Will.
We leave Him when we fail to Seek His Will.

We leave Him when we get so full of our own autonomy and Free Will that we fail to remember that He supplied our blessings and that we did NOTHING of our own accord.

We fight against Him, and Wiggle, and Squirm our way out of His Protection and in the process get ourselves in all sorts of troubles...and THEN we claim that God let us down.


Life got awful for us, because instead of resting in His Palm, we fought God and scurried out of His Loving Protection.  

And in THAT process we get emotionally & spiritually and sometimes physically damaged.

Let's just take THIS little Bullet out of the Chamber too...Yeah, Bad Stuff DOES Happen to Good People.

In fact...MOST of the really GOOD people that I have known, had have quite a few difficulties.

Amazing HUH?
How do you think that they got to be so good?

Difficulties make us stronger.
The Most SHALLOW and SELF-CENTERED People I Know have had the Fewest Life Difficulties.
And just like wee children, they never crawl out of the egocentric phase of life...and they think that the world is all about THEM.

Troubles are often called Burdens.
Burdens have Weight associated with them.
Weight lifters know that increasing the load of weight you work with makes you stronger.

So Yeah...Bad Things Happen to Good People...and somehow when you have gone through hard are strong enough to help somebody else who might be going through the same thing.


We are ALL at various times either being nurtured by others or being the nurturer OF the Grace of God.

Today I invite you to Ride In His Palm with me.

Take my hand and let's just sit in the palm of His hand together for a little while today...and as scripture says...

Psalms 46:10  "He says, “Be still, and know that I am God..."

Today I challenge you to please just sit and contemplate your own life and it's blessings.

Think about how you have arrived at this point in your life.

Ask Yourself this question : "Who Do I Submit To?"

And if the first answer that pops into your head is not Jesus Christ or God Almighty... then I suspect there are some significant troubles in your life.

I suspect that you see alot of discord and alot of inhumanity and alot of greed and that there is a lack of peace within your spirit.

Today, I ask you to set down your pride, your zeal, your causes...and Submit Yourself To The Lord.

Enter HIS PALM...

And prepare for the Ride of Your Life.

In Him,

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