time is fleeting

“Your poor heart, in which God put appreciation for everlastingness, will not take electronic gadgets in lieu of eternal life. Something inside of you is too big for that, too terrible, too wonderful. God has set everlastingness in your heart. All the things of this world are here for but a moment and then are gone. None can satisfy the longing for that eternal ragging in the soul of every man.”
― A.W. Tozer

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(a fleeting tiger swallowtail / Troup Co. Georgia / Julie Cook / 2015 )

Time is not mine this week. . .
Yet I wonder. . . is time ever really our own?
There are no guarantees, just all assumptions on our part.
I think we’re all actually just a bunch of gamblers who play the odds. . .
We bet that our days, our weeks, our months and our years will always play out
neatly and conveniently. . .that is. . .up until the moment both Time and Life intervene. . .

So while Life and Time have their way with me this week, I will grab hold, riding the waves come what may. . .clinging to the one Truism in my world—that no matter what life, time, the world may throw my way, God already knows how this week will pay out and in that I find my Peace. . .

Behold, the LORD’S hand is not so short That it cannot save;
Nor is His ear so dull That it cannot hear.

Isaiah 59:1

2 comments on “time is fleeting

  1. Lynda says:

    There is such truth in what you have written and there is a great freedom when we realize that time is not our own. Every morning I tell the Lord that I will be present for whomever God brings. Today I had planned a quiet day but the phone calls have begun and there will be company once again. The time belongs to God and God will provide the resources needed. Blessings and prayers for you this week Julie.

  2. Oh, sweetie, He does know how it will all play out and as tired as you have to be He will be your strength. Lean into Him and worry not for this too shall pass. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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