THE COMFORT ZONE

The possibility of my being classified as a pessimist is not justified; I am more of a realist!

I would be mistaken if I thought for a moment that we would not have, or will not have had, a cataclysmic experience of one type or another in our lifetime.  Further, one will encounter it when other factors of negativity are being magnified in our daily living.  It seems at that moment to activate the words why me, or why me now, with alarming repetition.

The possibility of my being classified as a pessimist is not justified; I am more of a realist!  If you have been reading my thoughts over an extended time you will be aware of that statement.

While thinking of the Scripture I had been reading the other evening, it was obvious that the Israelites were befuddled time after time as they made their journey to occupy the Promised Land.  One king after the other ascended and descended, was described as good or bad, religious or irreligious, and was removed by the Almighty as they thought themselves to be invincible.  God was sometimes worshipped, and at other times He was treated as a laughing-stock.  All in all, it was not the most glorious period of history.

When the Promised King came, religious corruption was abounding, insomuch that while a “handful” were acceptable to His credentials, saw prophecy fulfilled and endeavored to place Him as their standard-bearer, it was not so to be then, and I would say that today it is even worse.

As we behold the corruption of the hour that is plaguing our world, we envision nothing less than what happened in the three years of Christ’s ministry on this earth.  A mere handful, perhaps less than those involved in the crucifixion, is destroying  every vesture of Christianity, and frequently it is being done by those who claim to be Christ’s representatives.  What goes on six days is nullified by pretense on the seventh!

The billows may roll and catastrophes may abound, but for the person whose confidence is settled in Christ as Savior and Lord, there is the ever present recognition the God is on the throne.  All things are subject to HIM! Psalm 23 ever relevant.

               The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

               He makes me lie down in green pastures;

               He leads me beside quiet waters.

               He restores my soul;

               He guides me in the paths of righteousness

               For His name’s sake;

               Even though I walk through the valley of

               The shadow of death,

               I fear no evil, for You are with me;

               Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me

               You prepare a table before me in the

               Presence of my enemies;

               You have anointed my head with oil;

               My cup overflows.

               Surely goodness and loving kindness

               Will follow me all the days of my life,

                And I will dwell in the house of the

                Lord forever.

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