Thursday, May 1, 2008

just a thought...

I’m amazed at how emotional I can be sometimes. I’ll tear up over the slightest things. A sweet commercial, any sappy movie, my husband’s patience, a good book, when one of my family members is hurting, I’ll even cry over a sweet birthday card (Hallmark can really pull those heart strings). As much as I am amazed at how easily my tears will come, my husband is astonished – in a good way, of course. He’ll sweetly smile and grab my hand and laugh a little over my moment of sentiment.

I’m so thankful for the important truth that emotions should not govern our opinion of God. While my heart does rejoice and beat wildly when hearing or reading about God’s sovereignty, regardless of those emotions, God is still sovereign. My excitement does not suddenly confirm the crucial truth that God is Supreme Ruler over all. Even without my acknowledgement of the fact that God is in control of every person, animal, cloud, plant, speck of dust, etc. He is still in control! He is in control whether I believe it or not, whether I feel it or not. He is good in my suffering whether I recognize it or not. He is merciful whether I consider myself to be deserving or not. He is just whether I dismiss my sin as no big deal or not. I am confident of this because Scripture clearly tells me that God is in control; that He is good to us throughout our suffering; that His mercies are new every morning; that He is holy and just.

Even though I’ll tear up when pondering His faithfulness, my tears do not make Him all the more faithful. I can be thankful that He is the same today as He was yesterday, and He will be the same tomorrow.

Now that is worth some joyful tears!