The "Sicky" Feeling in My Stomach
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Saturday, February 16 2002 07:26|
This article was originally published as a part of the series titled "Just A Thought"
Rod Cooper is our Dean of Faculty. Two years ago he gave a gripping devotion at our annual Faculty Conference.
As a result, Rod's motto for many years became, "Trust God, and have a great back up plan."
When I first heard Rod say this, I decided to put myself in a position that I have no back up plan. And, frankly, I've had this "sicky" feeling ever since.
I'm still processing this, but I have found it liberating. The "sicky" feeling is still there, but now I understand it differently. Before I thought it meant I "lacked" faith. Now I see the feeling is a "side effect" of faith.
But, if I'm reading my Bible correctly, "Trust God" is the only plan I need: "Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence as clear as the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun" (Psalm 37:5-6).
Have you ever had a back up plan that bailed you out, anyway? Truth is, we are inadequate for the job. I am dependent upon Jesus. You know, I'm actually starting to like this feeling. Here comes the sun. It is nearly noon.
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