Tuesday, April 14, 2009

An Eternal Perspective

You are my refuge and my shield, and your promises are my only source of hope.Psalm 119:114

It is amazing how divided our country is. We are split 50/50 in almost all facets of life-all the way from our political choices to the culture we want. We can't understand how certain people think the way they do, and they can't understand the way we think. We have become a country of people who are "in your face". But I look upward!

People have asked me how I can be so upbeat when so many things around me are so negative. I guess it is because of my perspective on life. Through scripture and life experiences, I have come to trust that God has a master plan for my life. He knew my beginning, and He knows the events of my end. His words give me so much comfort. I have learned that I can count on His promises. When the scriptures tell me that God is my shield and that His promises are my only source of hope, I believe it. God's character is one of honor, trust, and reliability that I can bank on for my life.

God's word brings me light on a foggy day, it brings me hope when I become discouraged, and it helps me not to make a mountain out of a molehill. His word gives me the right perspective on life. I know that my time on earth is so short, and my time with Him after this earthly experience will be for eternity. I have conquered death through Christ- it has no sting' it is swallowed up in victory (1 Corinthians 15:54-56).


MaryEllen said...

I love your faith...the way that you write about the peace it brings you is beautiful! I love you and I have a lot of respect for your perspective on life. :)

Jenn said...

you would have loved the sermon at the church we've been going to last sunday... it was on the hope we have in Jesus from 1 Pet. 1:3-9 and it goes along with what you were saying here. i look forward to hanging out with you tomorrow!
love, jenn

Sam, Sarah, Claudia, Camile, Maya, and Gabriel said...

nice post, Carly...keep on keepin' on!

and, btw, the post office is hiring...wanna come work with me?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :) :) :)