It’s so simple…just ridiculously hard!

Today I was reminded of how simple the Overboard Life is. Simple? sure. Easy? No way!

I was reading in Psalm 143 when I came across verse 8, one that has appeared in other recent Overboard posts.

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”

It’s pretty simple:

  1. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love…” Each day is a new opportunity to see a glimpse of God’s love. It’s there, sometimes I don’t see it, but it’s always there!
  2. …For I have put my trust in you…” I can catch those glimpse’s of God’s love, when I keep my trust rooted in Him, and who He is. When I lose sight of His love in my life, I’ve lost sight of Him in my life. He hasn’t gone anywhere,  and His love hasn’t changed — my trust has shifted. (It’s called “unfailing love” for a reason!)
  3. …Show me the way I should go…” God knows how today is going to end. He knows tomorrow and He knows the day I breath my last. He knows the path that’s best for me, my job is to seek and to find His will; not try to bend His will to mine!
  4. …For to you I lift up my soul.” He is the only one who can truly care for my soul. Nothing in this life can nurture me like God can.
Ever wish God's signs were as easy to see as this one? I do! Seriously, who doesn't follow the arrow to a penny arcade?!?!

Ever wish God’s signs were as easy to see as this one? I do! Seriously, who doesn’t follow the arrow to a penny arcade?!?!

It’s not easy, but it is very simple. Each day, when I trust God: I will see His unfailing love in abundance; I will uncover the path He has for my life; I will experience ultimate care for my soul.

What is keeping you from trusting God, today? For me, I’ve had a few days where I let the uncertainty of my immediate future crowd out God’s love, path and care. I’ve let hurt direct me, when I needed God to heal and guide me. What about you? What do you need to surrender, today, so you can reaffirm your trust in God? Simple? yes. Easy? I wouldn’t be writing this, and you wouldn’t be reading it, if it was!

Go ahead and take the plunge, life is always better on the water!

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4 Responses to It’s so simple…just ridiculously hard!

  1. Tom Tanner says:

    Had some similar thoughts I’m hoping to pound out later this evening. Thanks for sharing, brother!

  2. Andy Hartfield says:

    Are you certain it’s not our job to bend God’s will to ours? I keep trying that strategy. I’ll let you know how it turns out! Good thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Kendra says:

    Today I will focus on surrendering the future of my children to God. This is always a challenge for me to be His steward but not be controlling.
    Thx!

  4. Tal & Joan says:

    Thanks Joe, very needed thoughts at this time for us. Praying for you everyday.

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