There are occasional moments when I have this overwhelming feeling that all is right in the world.
Now before you get all hot and bothered, I know there is still war, murder, starvation and all kinds of evil and suffering happening. I donâ€™t live in la-la land.
But every once in a great while I just know that it is going to be OK.
This evening Gorgeous had a conference call so I went out to the store to get some milk, eggs, and other needful things. As I walked out the door to the car there was a surprising absence of gnats. I could hear the chuk-chuk-chuk of sprinklers in the neighborhood as the sun was starting to go down. A lawn mower was running a few blocks away.
It was peaceful.
It was like God was telling me, â€œEverythingâ€™s under control. Enjoy your evening. Have a good nightâ€™s rest tonight. Iâ€™ll keep an eye on things. In the morning weâ€™ll talk.â€
Gorgeous and I still have the same stresses in our lives. We still tons of problems and gobs of unknowns.
But itâ€™s like God told the prophet Jeremiah
For I know the plans I have for you,â€ declares the LORD, â€œplans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Life is messy. Jesus himself said that we will always have problems. I like the way The Message puts it
I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.
It is reassuring to know that God has a plan. And if Heâ€™s the planner then I bet itâ€™s a pretty stinking good one! Couple that with the fact that Jesus conquered the biggest problem I can ever face when he came up out of that tomb that first Easter morning and you begin to see why I can say it.
All is right in the world.
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