asa problem

the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that he may strongly support those whose heart is completely his – 2 Chronicles 16:9

this was one of the first “wow – cool!” verses i found when i began serving God and started reading the Bible.  but the context is important.  not, “God is gonna bless you real good because your heart was completely his”   but “God was really looking forward to blessing you, but you wouldn’t let him

king Asa had followed God earlier in his life, but a situation came up and he said “i can handle this“.  he was threatened by an enemy and went to rent-an-army rather than calling on God.  when the prophet came to warn him, Asa had him jailed rather than listening and repenting.

so, reminder to self: trust God.  all the way.  every situation.  i’m not big enough, smart enough, good looking enough [understatement], i don’t know enough of the “right people” to get through this thing on my own.  my only hope is a total, child-like dependence on God who created this whole thing.


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