Another email from a friend. One of those look you have to read this or see this video type. They inundate my email box, especially this time of year. This one I had heard, but had shoved way back into the file cabinet of my brain. It was a Godly whisper to me to remind me about the center of the Bible. I am glad it lay in my inbox. Lately, I have felt a little out of whack.
The center of the Bible is Psalm 118:8. There are 594 chapters before it, and 594 chapters after it (which equals 1188). Psalm 118 is wedged between the shortest and the longest of the psalms. The message – “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
Pretty cool. If we do that, won’t the center of our lives change? Won’t it be more level like the center of a picture hanging on a hook? It
will be right and even, not tilted to the side and wobbly.
Faith is trust without reservations. There are no what ifs, no maybe’s, no I just don’t know’s. Faith is pure trust in a loving God whose utmost
desire is to restore His people to Him. That is the Bible in a nutshell sentence. Our LORD is in the restoration business, and there is no broken life
He cannot renew, no sin He cannot forgive, no hurt for which He cannot provide balm. He knows our lives can be knocked off center, which I believe is why He gave us the center of the Bible as a reminder.
What is weighing on your soul, tilting your life to the side? Is it something you have done, or not done that you know you should have? Like the ultimate loving parent, if we need disciplining, we may have to endure some time out in the corner. But we can trust He will still there in the house watching over us. He has not left. He loved us enough to punish us. He will also love us enough to forgive us. He loves us even now in the middle of our sin when this picture called our life is catawampus.
Is it something not of your doing? As with any picture on the wall, the rumbles of life can tilt us off balance. When someone or something else slants our life out of whack, God is there to dust us off and hang us back the right way. Use this verse like the bubble in a level, to make sure you are balanced in the Truth, trusting He is there loving you – always, no matter what.
TRUST = Total Reliance Upon the Sovereign Trinity.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit – our Creator, Redeemer and Guide. May having this trust as the center of your life be an ongoing adjustment you
make each day, and perhaps at times, several times during your day, to keep it level.