There are those days, sometimes seasons, when everything around you seems to be in flames. It may be family, work, relationships, finances, or something all together different.
And we know it’s not true. Don’t we?
We know our life isn’t exploding in a million pieces all around us.
We know things can’t possibly be THAT bad.
Then you wake up and see the news that a house has literally exploded! Rational thought leaves at this point as I process the fact that a house has exploded! It turns out this is not as uncommon as you might think. Apparently houses explode for various reasons on a semi-regular basis and this is troubling and confirming of our deepest fears, that maybe, just maybe, our world really can explode all around us, leading me to worry, to fret, and to write run-on sentences.
And even in this… Even in this most extreme of irrational fears, I am comforted by God’s Word.
2 Corinthians 5 gives us this great reminder and hope. I am emphasizing some things that stood out to me.
“For WE KNOW that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, WE HAVE A BUILDING FROM GOD, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling,
3 if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.
4 For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
5 He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
6 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,
7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.
8 Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.”
May you be reminded today of how great God is.
Remember this is NOT our home.
We live in a fallen world and there will be trouble, and things sometimes explode.
But we have a God with a perfect plan beyond anything life throws at us.