By Paul Stanley

August 11, 2016

Wow! Summer is almost over. I have been MIA due to some traveling and summer busyness. Time sure gets away from us and it waits for no one. In fact, that has been on my mind a lot this summer. I turned 53 in July and realize that I have already lived longer than I ever will from this point on. Also, I will never live long enough to see my son become the age I am right now. I could look at it as "it is all down hill from here." Kinda depressing, if you let it be so, or if you think about such things without Jesus in the picture.

I guess I can understand middle age depression or mid-life crisis in men, but not so much for those who believe, For us, there is nothing to really be depressed about or to fret over. Jesus is still on the throne. My life (and hopefully yours) is in His hands. there is nothing that will occur in my life, or yours, without His hand in it, so if I truly trust Him, why worry? What is your biggest worry today?

One of my biggest worries is what would happen to my family if something happened to me? What happens to my son, if something were to happen to me and he was left fatherless?  I have taken this to the Lord and I hear Him whisper to me, "They don't belong to you, they belong to Me and I will take care of them." Maybe that is not the answer you want to hear but it is THE answer nonetheless.

This is not meant to be whiny or depressing. Understanding the level of God's sovereignty brings freedom from having to worry about the things that are already in His hands! Being released form this worldly burden releases us to find comfort in God and in this world. It looses us to serve Him with abandon.

Remember that old song, "He's got the whole world in His hands?"  Don't forget the part, "he's got you and me brother, in His hands!"



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