One Thing 12/13/12
Heb. 1:3 He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high,
Col. 1:17 And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together).
If there are times when it feels like you are falling apart, just remember that as long as He is doing His job, that can’t happen. The One who is upholding the whole universe minute by minute with the word of His power has no problem holding you together. Jesus once told His disciples to get in a boat and they were going to the OTHER SIDE of the Sea of Galilee. In the middle of the journey a great storm rose up and they became afraid that they were going to sink, so in a panic they woke Jesus up, Who obviously wasn’t very concerned about the possibility of sinking, as He was sleeping at the end of the boat. When He was awakened He rebuked the storm, and then He rebuked them for their unbelief. Years ago when I first read that story I thought “why did He rebuke them since they did look to Him, believing He could do something about their situation.” Well, the reason He rebuked them was because He had already told them that they were going ALL THE WAY TO THE OTHER SIDE, so there was no need to be afraid. If you are in a storm and it feels like you are falling apart, remember, He is holding you together and you will make it all the way to the other side, so just Rest and enjoy the ride.