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What if…

This is what I read today. It’s only three verses long…but packs a punch.

PSALM 131 (MSG)
A Pilgrim Song
1vGOD, I’m not trying to rule the roost,
I don’t want to be king of the mountain.
I haven’t meddled where I have no business
or fantasized grandiose plans.
2 I’ve kept my feet on the ground,
I’ve cultivated a quiet heart.
Like a baby content in its mother’s arms,
my soul is a baby content.
3 Wait, Israel, for GOD. Wait with hope.
Hope now; hope always!

After reading this, I’m chewing on these questions…

What if we stop trying to control everything?

What if we resist the urge to shove our way to the front of the line?

What if we step away from gossip and choose not to meddle in other people’s business?

What if we choose to focus on the gift of the present, instead of the uncertain future?

What if we uproot our dependence on self — and ground ourselves in God’s wisdom?

What if we let go of the chaos and let Him cultivate a quiet spirit in us?

What if we choose to be…content?

What if, like a child in her mother’s arms, we choose to be completely reliant on God’s provision and promises?

What if we wait with hope…expectant, joyful, hope…even in the midst of the weird stuff swirling around in the world?

What if we choose hope over despair–today, tomorrow, and always?

***

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him]
Will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];
They will run and not become weary,
They will walk and not grow tired.
– Isaiah 40:31 (AMP)

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