You may think that the situations is hopeless, but God gives us grace when we turn away from our own interests.
In his final prayer today, Pastor Chis Seay said (I’m paraphrasing):
Let us live a life of humility that reflects that we aren’t in control….instead let us move and respond…when we realize we aren’t in control in a place, we’ll experience less stress in this world.
His message was about the sovereignty of God. But as you must have noticed by now, most of the things I post from church are tenets anyone would want to live by, despite their faith.
We closed the service with a song I can’t remember the name of, I’ve sung the words a handful of times, and the chorus always rings in my head, my heart…
Without thought, without hesitation, I cried. I often cry in church honestly. But today I was overwhelmed with my faults. I’m human, I make mistakes. I always know my heart is in the right place, but sometimes I feel selfish. Others, I am resolute. So what I take from James and Chis today is that life unfolds in front of us, and I am not the one in control.
The reality is you have no idea where your life will take you tomorrow. You are like a mist that appears one moment and then vanishes in another.