Recently, Jack Freed made this post to his Jack’s Winning Words blog – “Be thankful for today, because in one moment your entire life could change.” (Unknown)
Jack went on to write – “In the blink of an eye.” An eye blink is about 4/10s of a second. If a batter blinks, the fastball will pass him before he opens his eyes again. That’s how fast life can change for us…in the blink of an eye. Perhaps you know of someone who’s experienced that. Regina Brett wrote: “God never blinks!” What comfort to know that God’s unblinking eye is on YOU!
Most of us have probably experienced one or more of those life changing moments that seem to happen “in the blink of an eye”. Perhaps it was the death of a loved one and maybe your reaction was something like this, “I was just talking with him yesterday.” Maybe it was a relationship that abruptly ended and you can’t figure out why. Maybe it was a job that went away without warning. Maybe it was that accident that left you disabled in some way or that deployment into a war zone that has impacted you in ways that you didn’t imagine. Whatever the life change that happened to you “in the blink of an eye”, we all do well to remember the words of Regina Brett – “God never blinks”. Your belief in God provides the unchanging touchstone in your life. Your faith gives you the rock-solid starting point from which to go forward from any setback.
What do I do now? How can I go one? How do I get through this? There are all typical questions that you may be asking yourself. The key to coping is to stop turning your questions inward and start directing your search for help in the only direction that always offers comfort and help – towards God. In times of crisis, it’s time to pray to God for help. While you could ask God to fix this for you; but, what you really need to do is trust God and ask Him instead for His help to get through whatever it is that He has put on your plate. I like a quote from Mother Teresa on this –
“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” — Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
So no matter how your life changes in an instant, remember that there is nothing that God cannot help you handle, because He doesn”t blink.