Friday, September 2, 2011

So out of control

Out of control is usually looked on as a bad thing.

However, really we never have had control. Our entire lives are out of control.

I was reading in 1 Samuel last night about Saul's many attempts to kill David. Saul tried to pin him to the wall with a spear; he sent his men to David's house to kill him multiple times; he even traveled to find him when David fled.

"So Saul went to Naioth at Ramah. But the Spirit of God came even upon him, and he walked along prophesying until he came to Naioth. He stripped off his robes and also prophesied in Samuel's presence. He lay that way all that day and night" (1 Samuel 23-24).

When Saul was overcome by evil spirits, God instead came over him so that he started prophesying instead of finding David to kill him.

Without God's help, David would have been the first, or second, or third time that Saul tried to kill him.

However, God had big plans for David's life. And God made sure that his messenger was kept alive.

Even in the most dire of circumstances, God is in control. If he can save David from Saul, he can put us wherever we are supposed to be and use us wherever we are.

It's OK to be a little out of control - well, completely out of control.

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