I Don’t Know How You Do it
This morning I am sitting in the presence of God and my gratitude is pouring out to Him for His presence right now in this room with me. And how He is totally focusing on me in this room. I have His attention, alone, not having to share it with anyone.
I suddenly began to wonder how people live without God in their life. Without being able to call Him in the middle of the night when their body is wrecked with pain and they feel like they can’t even breathe. How do they do it when their children are running the street and they don’t know where they are or who they are with? How do you do it?
I don’t know how I ever lived without Him. Without His promises, without His filling me to enable me to go through another day with hope and strength to get up and serve people, my family and friends or to even love.
I say this to you today because life is hard whether you are rich or poor. Difficulties in life are on every level. So if you are poor you may struggle to pay bills to keep the lights on and keep food on the table but it is the same thing for the rich man. He may not struggle to pay bills but he has a struggle that is equally as strong. It may be internal or with his kids. So don’t envy people who have a lot of money.
I realize that without God, people are prone to drinking and do drugs and having sex with all kinds of people. They take that wide road the Bible talks about.
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14).
They are looking for something to dull the pain and make life palatable because God is absent from their life, meaning His presence is not in their life on a daily basis. Without God, from the morning to the night, without Him filling every hour, you will run to all these worldly activities like drugs, sex, alcohol and shopping in excess.
If you want happiness and joy and someone to hold you. If you want an answer when you need it and to see what’s ahead of you get the One that made you. He will give you power (dunamis) and He will come wherever you are and be there with you. And you will get peace, even if it is just for 15 minutes. If you just keep bringing Him in instead of all that other stuff. We cannot rely on our children or mates to make us happy. But you can rely on God because He’s not running around drinking and having sex. No, He is God and He can just sit with you and enjoy you. How about that?
God bless you. I hope you take these words to heart. Be blessed.
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