I love You Tube.
It seems like there is nothing you can’t learn in the twenty minutes it takes to watch a “how – to” video. A few months ago, I learned how to run wire in my attic for a new fixture in the garage. A few weeks later, I learned how to replace an old power receptacle in the bathroom. This week, I’m learning how to replace a condenser motor in my refrigerator.
Honestly, I’d prefer it if things would just stop breaking, but it’s nice to know there is a place where even someone like me can go and find quick answers to life’s problems.
You Tube is a tremendous resource. Google can find anything. Siri and Alexa are super convenient at helping us navigate our way through a typical day.
But what about the harder questions?
Sometimes, I wish there was a YouTube video on how to raise a high school freshman, or how to be a supportive husband in the midst of the chaos of life. What if you could google the purpose of your life?
So, where do you go to find help? Where do you go in the midst of grief or depression or that nagging feeling that there is something missing in life but you just can’t put your finger on it?
Psalm 46 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.”
We are living in a truly remarkable time – a day that provides so many easy answers to many of our daily hardships. And yet, when it comes to the issues of the heart (those things that weigh so heavy that it makes a faulty wall receptacle fade into the background of our awareness), our only source of peace comes from the One who holds the future in His hands.
This is why prayer is so important to me. No matter what my day brings, there is something about laying all that is on my mind and in my heart before God that helps me find joy in my circumstances. To date, God has not shown me how to fix my refrigerator, but God has shown me that nothing can rob me of my joy and peace.
I pray you have both today.