Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Devotional -Snapshot 45 - Pity Party

"Celebrate the moment. Never play pity at a pity party. Let's eat!"
Into the Depths of God Calvin Miller pg. 206

Psalm 16:11 "You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy: At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore."

Isn't that what this Psalm is about? Even in a crisis, we can still always find ways to joy. The path is always Jesus. Look for ways to be happy in times of stress. It is okay. It is what God wants. Seek God, be happy, rejoice in His friendship.

Spring always brought tornados to the Kansas prairies. When I was little my parents would send all of us kids to the storm cellar while they stood outside at the top of the stairs like sentinels scanning the sky. We children sat deliciously huddled in the dark looking up and out the cellar door as the black sky boiled and twisted above. But none of us were afraid or sad because our mother and father were near and treated it as an adventure. We were happy during a storm because we trusted those who were near to take care of us.

So, no reason for a pity party, He is near! In His presence is fullness of joy even when the sky is dark.

Do you have trouble trusting God when the skies are stormy? It's not about you. It is about Him who calms the storms. It is a pity when we fail to find our happiness in the presence of Christ.

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