Music Monday: “I’m so Blessed.” by Cain
by: Debbie Waltz
Welcome Back, Readers~
Let me begin this post by thanking everyone for the birthday wishes on my social media and Facebook. I still can’t believe I’m 43; I consider myself young and a free spirit- open to new experiences and opportunities. My birthday week turned out much differently than I expected- with my niece’s away at worlds for robotics and my mom out at Hilton Head Island Island spending some time with some of her sisters. (As I write this, she arrived home safely and recuperated from her travels). But for those familiar with my dad, you know how he is prone to take on surprise projects. This week was no exception. The task: painting the garage floors. That seems like a humongous task on its own, but even more labor intensive-not stop considering virtually everything had to be pulled out of the garage. So that’s what he was doing most evenings. For a few days, he was concerned about the floor being dried enough or his staff getting caught in the rain. But all is well.
Despite being unable to celebrate my birthday with family and friends, I shouldn’t have been worried. Instead, God made it special for me by allowing me to go out to lunch with my father and my PA/friend Mia, giving me a glimpse of my future. Not only does this mean I will get to celebrate my birthday more than once when we get together, but I get to celebrate one-on-one with both friends, new and old.
Therefore, Cain’s song “I’m so blessed.” seems like a good fit; you would be half right. However, I see you scratching your heads like,” What are you talking about, Debbie?” Well, the song reminds us that our confidence lies not in the circumstances of our life but in God. For that reason, we can still be content. Why? Because even in times of difficulty, we are still God’s children; he has not left us alone to take care of ourselves. But remaining content isn’t always the easiest thing to do. It doesn’t mean that our life will be easy; instead, it often requires us to let go of our plans and accept God’s will. This is not always getting the positive, but the negative as well- believing that Jesus knows best and sees further than we can.
It’s all a matter of trust. Do we trust Him enough to believe that He’s Sovereign in all of life’s circumstances
More often than not, we lose sight of this perspective as Christians and rely on our strength to get us through. But by doing so, we forfeit the opportunity to let God’s strength shine in our weakness. Most of us are familiar with the verse in 2nd Corinthians 12, which emphasizes this idea. It says in verse 9: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'” (NIV) But we dismiss the physical idea of our bodies getting older and “wasting away” in the process. Only when we realize this life is temporary do we focus on things that truly matter. 2nd Corinthians 4: 18 also reminds us, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
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