Thursday, February 12, 2009

House of Cards

I have tried on several occasions to make a house of cards. It's pretty frustrating, actually. You have to get two or three cards to be exactly perfect while trying to get two or three more, then trying to connect them. Every time I try, by the time I get to the 2nd or 3rd set, the 1st set is back resting flat on the table, floor, or every other surface I have tried.

It seems so overly idealistic to try to get it to look as fascinating as the pictures portray. And once you do get the house of cards built (not that I will be the one in charge of construction), it continues to be fragile. One card moves, the entire structure comes crashing down, in a soft, cards kind of way.

Do you ever feel like that? That your life is like a house of cards. You feel like you've worked so hard to get things a certain way. You crashed and burned and have paid your dues. You finally get the structure built, and out of nowhere, one card gets moved, and the whole thing comes crashing down.

I know a lot of people right now who are going through situations that could make them feel this exact same way. Jobs, family, marriages, children...oh, the list can go on and on.

Martin Luther once said this: "Feelings come and feelings go And feelings are deceiving; My warrant is the Word of God, Naught else is worth believing. "

"I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened. He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn't slip. He taught me how to sing the latest God-song, a praise-song to our God. More and more people are seeing this: they enter the mystery, abandoning themselves to God." (Psalm 40:1-3 (MSG))

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