I was talking with some very dear friends of mine and Kari's about a very stressful issue that had just popped up in their life. I would like to use a direct quote to let you know how they felt about their situation. I think a lot of us can relate to this, " We had life by the tail, woke up one morning and it had us by the tail"! I don't know if you've got your life completely under control or not but at least we need to strive, with God's help to do so.
"He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls." (Proverbs 25:28 KJV)
In the Old Testament cities had walls around them for protection with watch towers for the "watchmen on the wall" to be able to see the enemy coming from a distance. If you don't see the issue, whatever it may be, you will most likely lose the battle unless you can think fast on your feet. The only way you can think "on your feet" is to be filled with God's wisdom
"He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city."(Proverbs 16:32 KJV)
Solomon says that if you can "rule your spirit you can take a city" which equates to a lot of wisdom and power!!! Who or what is in charge of your life? What is the controlling factor that controls you everyday. Do you feel tossed to and fro by every gust of wind? Are you standing tall and strong like the flourishing Palm trees that the bible speaks of?
"The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God." (Psalms 92:12-13 KJV)
The Apostle Paul instructs us in the NT that we should be rooted and grounded in Christ. He is our foundation upon which we rest so when the winds of life blow in our direction we are still standing after the storm is over because it will come to an end. There will be a better day, the question is, what condition will you be in when it's over, what will you have left standing? Read, believe and speak the Word of God over your life everyday and that will put God in charge which in return will result in everything working out for your good!!!
Scott L. Boatner