In the course of life, we are met with many difficulties and trials. I’ve written about these for most of my life—not because I’ve attained any particular wisdom in facing them, or dealing with them myself. No. I’ve written about them because, for the most part, it is the decisions I’ve made during my difficulties that I’ve learned how weak I am. I’ve had situations where I’ve tried to help another right a wrong done to himself or others. I’ve tried to fix things. And I’ve learned that most things in life, only God can fix—the rest He gives me the ability to fix. When it comes to changing hearts, reversing another’s actions, or setting them straight, my greatest wisdom and intervention is as helpful as adding peroxide to a cancer tumor in expectation of a cure. Thus I’ve learned that I must lean strongest on the Lord, His Word, not to myself or others for help. And in His time, He shows me the path I need to take.
“For I will not trust in and lean on my bow, neither shall my sword save me.” Psalm 44:6
My bows are not to be trusted. My ingenuity, my defensive and offensive weapons are useless to face an enemy bent on my destruction. My swords are dull and brittle for battling the enemies of others. My words, my actions, and my efforts to intervene are worthless without the intervention of God. selahvtoday, hariette petersen