What Can Man Do?

Hebrews 13:5, 6 –  Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (NIV 1978)

My Musings – We have because God has given it to us. We do not have, because God has not given it to us. Either way we can and should be content. Because God will never leave us or forsake us.

My Advice – Work hard to achieve and attain, but do not let it consume you. Be content with however God blesses you, whether with much or little.

Quiet Waters

Psalms 23:2,3He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. (NIV 1984)

My Musings – When we are at our wits end we do not always want to take time to rest. It is then that He takes hold of us and makes us rest. We scurry around frantically and He takes our hands to lead us. And suddenly we are rested and on the right path – rested.

My Advice – When rest comes unexpectedly in the midst of stress, and guidance in the midst of not knowing where to turn, consider it the hand of God.