Everything is fragile. Oh, the feeling of security that comes from having money in the bank. It is so nice. After going through bankruptcy in the latest recession I find myself really wanting to protect that new little savings account and getting a little jumpy if I see it dwindling. Yet it is ever vulnerable.
When my business is doing well like it is right now, and we are achieving our goals and accomplishing big things it is extremely satisfying. But every victory is short lived. The next day comes and we are working again to keep up the progress. Even in success it is a constant struggle. I am blessed because I am passionate about my work. But there is no coasting. It always seems one month away from failing.
As an athlete I had the gift of a strong flexible body that can be counted on in a competition or performance. I took it for granted for many years. Now at age 51 my body is fickle. It takes effort to be fit, but the real struggle is finding the flow of motivation and energy.
The rock. Only one thing makes me feel secure. Gods love and hold on me. “ For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38
“ When I think of the wisdom and scope of his plan, I fall down on my knees and pray to the Father of all the great family of God—some of them already in heaven and some down here on earth— that out of his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you the mighty inner strengthening of his Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts, living within you as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love; and may you be able to feel and understand, as all God’s children should, how long, how wide, how deep, and how high his love really is; and to experience this love for yourselves, though it is so great that you will never see the end of it or fully know or understand it. And so at last you will be filled up with God himself.”
Strength and beauty. ”Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes. May he be given glory forever and ever through endless ages because of his master plan of salvation for the Church through Jesus Christ. Ephesians 3:14-21