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Keeping Cool


The “Dawg Days” of summer are upon us! I’m not sure how many shirts I went through yesterday, but it was a pile of them. The dew point is at 75 and it feels like your walking into a sauna, and any type of work you’re doing takes longer. In my body’s attempt to cool itself my sudoriferous glands have been working overtime, and trying to keep up with my fluid loss has become a full-time job. But we understand that if we run low on fluid and become dehydrated the body cannot keep itself cool. Picture the car pulled over to the side of the road with the hood up, and steam pouring out. That is what is going on inside us, and if the fluid is gone, the cooling can’t take place and bad things can happen in our body. So, we can be thankful that God has given us a vital coolant system that keeps our bodies at the right temperature, irrespective of the outside temperature. However, He has also given us a brain, and we should know when to come in, or when to seek out a shade tree for a cooling off period.


We have all dealt with getting overheated to one degree or another, what about getting spiritually overheated? What do you do when something or someone makes your “blood boil?” How do you keep your emotions in check? Not to oversimplify things, but don’t you think it all boils down to who or what we trust in? ​

​“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6


This might be one of the most well-known Proverbs, memorized, wall plaques, etc., but also one of the least practiced. If all else fails, we’ve run out of other options, then we turn to the LORD and beg Him to get us out of the mess we are in. Or we shake our fist at Him, and rationalize that this is why we don’t trust Him in the first place. Trust is a funny thing, and it becomes all or nothing. Most of us don’t hesitate to lay down on our beds at night, we trust that it will hold us up. This is what the LORD desires that we do with Him, lay back in His arms at all times, believing that He is always working for our good. Then we begin to experience the LORD’s provision, care, and guidance all the time. So, when we are wrongly accused or viciously attacked we are able to rest in our God’s peace, because it passes all understanding. We also recognize His promises, that most of the time, a soft answer turns away wrath.

When we surrender to the LORD, His Holy Spirit provides the “coolant” we need in heated situations. The crooked ways are made straight, and the mountains are laid low, because our God has made a highway in the wilderness for His children. You are not alone! You don’t have to work harder or have all of the answers. Walk with Him in the cool of the day, and let Jesus do all of the heavy lifting. He is ready, and more than able to handle anything you will encounter this week, month, year, millennium. He has been there, done that, and doesn’t need any shirt!

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