“I said hey, is this my problem? Is this my fault?”~Paul Simon

For the most part… life in America is pretty grand. Our needs are
met and most of the time in excess. We have multiple cars and eat in
nice restaurants. Mostly, we are blessed with far more than we ask.
It is in this comfortable state, we can easily lose track of who the
provider really is.

Then something happens totally unplanned or maybe even a long series
of things. The car breaks down. We develop a pain and the doc says
it is incurable. Our spouse declares their love for another. Our
children are busted for drugs and skipping school. The list goes on.
I wonder why the list even exists. I didn’t do anything to cause any
of these catastrophes.

It’s true… you and i may not have done anything to cause these
catastrophes, but the struggles of life are predictable. It is from
these struggles, Jesus fulfills His promise “all things work together
for the good of those that love the Lord.” The good comes about from
the truth spoken by Jesus… “,,,from your side, you must give your
confirming evidence”.

When we are wounded in our side by life’s struggles, we are to give
evidence to the world of God’s power and sovereignty. Will the
evidence for the world come from living a defeated life or living a
victorious life in love with Jesus? What evidence will the world see
in your life today?

“When the Friend I plan to send you from the Father comes—the Spirit
of Truth issuing from the Father—he will confirm everything about me.
You, too, from your side must give your confirming evidence, since you
are in this with me from the start.”~Jesus

Paul Simon sums it up nicely, this way…

was having this discussion
In a taxi heading downtown
Rearranging my position
On this friend of mine who had
A little bit of a breakdown
I said breakdowns come
And breakdowns go
So what are you going to do about it
That’s what I’d like to know
You don’t feel you could love me
But I feel you could

It was in the early morning hours
When I fell into a phone call
Believing I had supernatural powers
I slammed into a brick wall
I said hey, is this my problem?
Is this my fault?
If that’s the way it’s going to be
I’m going to call the whole thing to a halt

You don’t feel you could love me
But I feel you could
You don’t feel you could love me
But I feel you could

I was walking down the street
When I thought I heard this voice say
Say, ain’t we walking down the same street together
On the very same day
I said hey Senorita that’s astute
I said why don’t we get together
And call ourselves an institute

You don’t feel you could love me
But I feel you could
You don’t feel you could love me
But I feel you could

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

One thought on ““I said hey, is this my problem? Is this my fault?”~Paul Simon”

  1. Very appropriate for me right now, Archie! In fact I’ve been saying those words a lot today, reminding myself that “all things work together for the good of those that love the Lord”… and the fact that I can’t yet see the good doesn’t make the promise less true.

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