Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.
(From translation of Lobe den Herren -Joachim Neander, 1680)
Sometimes I feel stuck. I go over and over a problem and come out the maze with the same inadequate solutions. It’s frustrating.
Today someone suggested that frustration might be a sign that the old solutions are inadequate. As a TV psychologist asks, “How’s that workin’ for ya?”
Well, thus far, it’s not.
The wisdom of the world is not up to the challenge.The wisdom of the world says prepare for sad surprises because this sort of thing never turns out well.
But the wisdom of the world does not take into account the One who can do more than we ask or think. In Christ we have a Friend whose love is beyond measure.
We need to ask bigger questions. We need to think bigger thoughts.
I’m going down to sit by the creek and ponder anew.