When lost for words…

Have you ever felt lost for words, just wiped out of energy to even speak? There could be many reasons for this, both good and bad.

I was at the Yankee game last night and was just amazed at the energy that can come from so many voices saying/screaming the same message!  There was a bad call, according to us Yankee fans. We all agreed that the 1st runner was out!  Yet, we could not change the outcome decision no matter how loud we got.  Our opinions didn’t matter. The umpires were the ones who decided the outcome call.  

There are many times we can feel this way, finding ourselves at the mercy of others’ decisions, which can be unfair.

What we Yankee fans did not see, was the full video playback showing that the 1st baseman was not in possession of the ball as the runner hit the base. 

These umps are not always correct in their calls, but neither are we when making some of life’s challenging decisions. We can only do our best. But, we can be confident that Jesus will always make the best call for our lives!  We can always run to Him, who is our refuge, our “safe space”. 

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭62:5, 8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Refuge;   a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble:

In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame! In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me! Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭71:1-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Today there are many laws and policies being created or changed in ways that we may not agree with.  Changes that may negatively affect our lives and those whom we love for years to come. It seems like moral standards are falling lower and lower and that there is nowhere to run but to God.  We can clearly see the foundations of our country crumbling.  The simple and innocent things in life are being stolen more and more each day. The increased violence is none other than what we, as a society, have allowed and are continuing to allow little by little. 

People have become so weary of it that they don’t want to see or hear about it anymore. They dive into substances or immerse themselves in TV series to keep their minds off the news. I too try to focus more on positive messages only because it actually “hurts” to even watch what’s happening in our world. 

Look what has been written about this. Who can deny it? 

 “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,”

‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭3:1-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

As hard as it may seem, we must not give up on each other. We must lift one another up!  Let’s do something when we see someone downcast.  Let’s try and do or say something to encourage them.  Let’s Love, as Jesus loved. He healed everyone He met!  But, He also left many instructions on how we must live.  If you say you trust Christ then you must believe in, trust, and follow His teachings. 

“O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.”

Psalm‬ ‭71:17-18‬ ‭ESV‬‬

When we are overwhelmed and lost for words, Lord, help us to lean on You, I pray. Amen🙏🏻

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