In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.  Psalm 11:1-5

Lately,  things have been getting intense–I have in this journey felt sometimes like running away to some sort of safety.  I dream that I could work full time and skip school, which would help us in the short run, but keep us trapped in the long run.  I think of what I could’ve done back when I had more money or time.  I mentally run from one idea to another, from one “mountain” to another, looking for security and safety.

But the verse that this blog is titled from, Jeremiah 29:11 is really about seeking God rather than relief. God has plans, that may or may not get me “out” but they will always get me through.

So looking back on this verse–“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”   When every plan, person or purpose I have built my life on lets me down, Where can I go?  The answer is  . . . no where.  I have to look up at God from where I am and not run to anther foundation, another mountain, another plan to get me out of my mess, another person or teaching or church, or job to make things better.

When the foundations crumble, don’t run to another mountain–stand and see what God is doing with you.

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