Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms


Motorcycling could be classified as an anti-social hobby. Sure, there are others who ride, but when one is in the saddle with a helmet securely fastened, zooming down the road at 60+ miles per hour, negotiating turns and errant wildlife, that makes conversation impossible. So often times one is left alone with one’s thoughts for hours at a time.

There seems to be a recurring theme on these lonely rides of late. As I lean my two wheels into a tight turn, I think of how important it is to lean on God. Learning to lean on Him even when the degree of the angle seems a bit too steep for my level of expertise. He has a plan that I probably don't understand. I already trust that the unchangeable physics of momentum and gravity will always be what they are and keep me upright once the danger has passed. How much less then is it to trust the One who created these physics? I must also trust that He will keep my Spirit upright when I need it most. He is the One who set these wheels in motion. To not trust Him is to deny His power.

Perhaps these thoughts are products of the escalating frightening news: Baltimore riots, terrorist attacks, non-existent interest rates punishing those of us who actually saved for retirement, homelessness is worse than ever, taxes and inflation escalating to unbelievable heights, and so on. There seems to be so many now that are disenfranchised, perhaps for good reason, perhaps not. I don’t know their hearts or their experiences. I worry about them. I worry about US.

As I motor away into the twilight, with the ethereal specters chasing the spinning rubber, I pray that I never forget to lean on His everlasting arms and trust that “ … all things work together for the good of those who love God”. [Romans 8:28]

“My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
[Psalm 73:26]


12 comments:

Lulu James said...

My only answer to all--pray! GREAT analogy, Sparky! LEANING, Friend, I am leaning!
Blessings!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

There are very few people who realise what God would make of them
if they abandoned themselves into his hands, and let themselves be formed by his grace. (Saint Ignatius)

God bless.

Linda E said...

I need to say how much I love reading your posts and so glad you are back! We need to lean on Him more than we ever have at this time period. We never know when He will return, in the twinkling of an eye. Ride on and enjoy dear friend.

Sparky said...

Thank you everyone for your always lovely comments. Your kindness is overwhelming. Have a blessed day! ~:)

Wiregrass Steve said...

Very inspiring Sweetie. One rarely hears sermons of such eloquence.

Mildred said...

I am late reading your post as I was gone most of yesterday/this a.m. Such a well written post and a good reminder for each of us. These days are frightening/the news is hard to watch. Leaning on God is the only way.
I'll be away for a little while. The foot MRI shows major damage to tendon/ligaments and I am being sent to Emory Univ. I'll update when I can. God bless.

Patsy said...

Lots of good comments, heart warming to know so many do depend
on our Lord Jesus Christ for peace of mind. It is hard to remember that it is all in Gods plan when we see the evil people in charge today.

Monkeywrangler said...

A wonderful post, Sparky. Much truth in there. Ride safe, my friend.

Z said...

I LOVED this post and thank you for it. We are all so worried about our country, and so much more going on in personal lives, etc (I've never known so many sad things happening to loved ones!), and remembering we're in God's hands is such a comfort...it's EVERYTHING. His sufficiency IS strongest in our weakness.
God bless you, Sparky! xxx

Simply Linda said...

Beautiful. It is nice to see you back!!! Blessings

Vee said...

Amen and amen. Beautifully said.

DaBlade said...

I loved this post and the imagery evoked. God Bless!