OF WORMS AND GALAXIES

OF WORMS AND GALAXIES

Our lives are an inevitable and endless pursuit of a higher being. It’s an innate desire; to want to know where you came from, where you are, who you are, why you are. We are somewhat scared, albeit curious about where we will land when we fall off life’s edge. Is the future your friend, or is it a farfetched concept you envision with dread? Thing is, worry is weirdly irresistible, it’s like a dreadful fantasy world because really, most of the things we worry about never actually come to pass.  However, the negativity that we see around doesn’t  make it any easier on us. Some folk constantly live under a dark toxic blanket even when it’s neon-bright outside. Always expecting the worst from others and from themselves. Think Eustus of Courage the cowardly dog? Well, it costs absolutely nothing to walk on the sunny side of life. I have had bad times and even then I knew there was a light at the end of it all. What keeps my spirit lifted is the fact that my problems are as a tiny speck compared to the grandeur of my Creator.

See, we’ve all had the ‘I-am-small’ moment of revelation. Where this astounding huge glaring spotlight is shone on the fact that, compared to the universe, in all its entirety, you are almost not. A grain of sand would probably command more respect. You are small. Very small. King David used the word ‘worm’. Which is even quite an upgrade if you ask me. I could go with dust vessel or piece of clay but I’ll work with worm, just to show that we are not referring to an inanimate object here. And to think that worms are nowhere near cool. Ever heard of anyone keep a worm for a pet?If you are looking to refine your knowledge on human life and its intricately woven fabrics, kindly consult Socratics, Freudians ,Darwinians or better yet: Google. Ironically, my task is to serve you up a reminder that you are just a worm.

Hear me out. When you really think about it, life is not about you. In a world so vast, a universe so gallant, a purpose so grand; you are just but a worm. It’s eekily profound. See, you neither wished or willed yourself into existence. A Higher Power put you on the face of the earth and never without a plan. You were created for a purpose, that you can only find wrought in Him which may be a daunting task requiring alot of grace considering the fact that the world exalts self above all else. Self-help, self-development, self-audit, self-gratification, selfies and so many other ‘selfs’. It’s all about your happiness, your dreams, your goals, your will, your joy etc. We are living in a generation preoccupied with making little gods out of people. Under-cover Martians would go back with reports of gizmos to kill for, fountain of youth treatments, an overt sex culture and brainless apps. Obsess with self long and hard enough and you will soon forget to think about where you came from and where you are going, if you perhaps know where that is.

I’d much rather contemplate upon He that put me on this earth, having established that I had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Try painting a sunset without a brush and tell me how it goes.

PSALMS:LESSONS IN TRUST

 

The book of Psalms is immensely insightful in the area of trust. Trust is complete confidence in a person or plan, certainty based on past experiences or the trait of believing in the reliability and honesty of someone. Trust is to allow without fear. All these definitions will provide a good background as we learn more about trusting God through the Psalms.

Short Overview on the Book of Psalms:
Psalms is synonymous with praise and worship, intimacy, honesty, complete dependence and a hunger for God. When I lack words, I turn to the Psalms for a prayer. Whatever the situation, Psalms addresses it. Prayers for salvation from internal and external affliction abound. It is a crystal representation of what we go through in our daily lives: troubles, sin, defeat, wickedness, sickness, enemies, liars, false friends, pride and many other dangers. We can all relate to this at one point or another in our lives. Yet again, as much as there are dangers and snares and what not, there are many chapters dedicated to praising God. That yes: in as much
as we are faced with temptations, we have innumerable reasons to trust in God.
The beauty of Scripture, amongst many others, is that we need not seek truth elsewhere. The Lord instructs and teaches us out of His law[Ps94:12]. The reality of our lives is right there. It is rebuke,
discipline, correction and training in righteousness[2Tim3:16]; relevant for today as it was in the days of old; active and sharper than any double edged sword[Heb4:12].
Trust is a foundational part of our Christian faith.
The psalmist would not sincerely question God if he didn’t think he would get an answer. He would not sincerely trust God if he didn’t think God could be trusted. He would not sincerely praise God if he didn’t think he had reason(s) to praise. We aren’t trusting in a false hope, fiction or fallacy.

GOD IS OUT TRUST[Ps71:5].

So, please put into consideration this five-sided perspective of trust(we will look at this in upcoming posts):

  1. Things to do as you trust God.
  2. How your life will look like when you trust God.
  3. Reasons to trust God.
  4. Alternatives that we often trust.
  5. What you will be like when you trust God.

” Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him, I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with Him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation. “

Psalms 91:14-16