Thursday, January 17, 2008

More Dangers


Goodness. The older I get and the more we progress as a people, the more there is to worry about. We sure do need to ask the Lord for wisdom these days, don't we?

This is the major news story in most parts today. If you haven't heard it yet, go here.

Since it seems there is nothing safe anymore, it does help us to trust more explicitly in the God who calls all the shots, really. I read this in my personal devotions this morning and it seemed to apply as I came out and turned on the news, which is almost ALWAYS bad:

"Let us pray for a thorough confidence in God's superintending providence over all our worldy affairs, and God's perfect wisdom in all His arrangements concerning us."~J.C. Ryle

11 comments:

sparrow's song said...

you shared,
We sure do need to ask the Lord for wisdom these days

Amen. And especially since you and I are too young to know it all *wink*, His counsel is an absolute necessity.

from the link:
"avoid these drugs for children under age 2 "because serious and potentially life-threatening side effects can occur."

I know of a young mother who gave cough syrup to her two little girls and it prevented any coughing at all not understanding that a cough was the body's defense to remove unwanted mucus. Consequently, they both developed pneumonia. After a stay in the hospital, they both recovered but I wonder if the mother never did since being a mother myself it would sting my heart forever that I had unknowingly put my children at risk.

Wonderful quote. Just another dimension of trust in His sovereignty over our lives. At times, I find my self guilty for absentmindedly judging God by myself as if He were unfaithful and weak. When He points this out, it occurs to me that I've taken my eyes off who He is. For a moment, it slipped my mind that He puts the very breath in my lungs and causes the next beat of my heart. Oh how foolish we can be! About right then, it's time to go back to His Word and bask in His greatness; to align my thoughts with His.

Sending sister hugs your way.

Beka said...

I love that Ryle quote-- definitely something to ponder very often.

Beverly said...

Scary, isn't it? I'm so thankful for a God who "directs our paths day by day."

Penless Thoughts said...

Great post Maxine. We ALL rely too much on man, and man made solutions, instead of God!!!
Susan

Daughter of the King said...

Isn't this all getting ridiculous....check out my blog and you will see what I mean.
Deby

A Note From Theresa said...

It sounds scary, but God is good, and if we trust in Him and not worry then He will keep us safe.

Cathy said...

That is something, Maxine, I just found out my pretty new china has "low lead" in it.

I love your blog, because you are such a great writer, and it is always interesting, with pretty hymns. And I love the prizes too! :o) I have tagged you for the meme if you want to do it. Love and blessings,
Cathy

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am so thankful for God's protection in our lives and those that we know and love as well as for those we do not know. We are so blessed to know that He is in control of our lives and when we ask for wisdom, He will give it to us. What would we do without Him? We would be lost, wouldn't we. Have a very good weekend.love you, connie from Texas

Vicki said...

Guess it's all part and parcel of living in this fallen world. Thanks for the heads-up. I'm always concerned that my daughter-in-law hasn't heard these updates, but will have to trust Him concerning the grandchildren, too.

aspiemom said...

Hello, Maxine! I missed you so I put your link on my other blog.

I hope you and yours are doing well!

ps Worry is such a problem for me. My mother is the queen worrier, honestly.

I pray for wisdom for my kids every morning before they leave for school. I wonder if God gets sick of me saying that but I really do mean it. And I have to trust that he is giving me and them wisdom. I'm silly enough to believe it.

It was wonderful coming by--like seeing an old friend!

love, chrisd (from yahoo360 and write and whine)

Elise said...

We cannot let the fear cripple us- thank you for the quote from Ryle, Maxine- it's perfect.