DAGGER AND PISTOL

DAGGER AND PISTOL

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Walking accompaniments include, but are not limited to:
+ Whistle around neck.
+ Mace in hand.
+ Cell phone attached to wrist.
+ Dagger in boot.
+ Pistol in holster.
+ Pitbull on leash.
 I'm ready for my speedwalk and ... I'm teasing.
But gosh and goodness for precautions prescribed me, dear reader, on simple "day" walks.
Would these prove meaningful aids in the day of trouble, I wonder to myself?
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Hmmm ...
Think with me and consider:
-The very cord that holds the whistle could be used to strangle me.
-The mace meant to secure time and salvage vulnerability could actually contribute to "taking up" valuable time and miss the target effectively since stress isn't conducive to steady aim.
-The cell phone's password would prevent an effective 911 call.
-The dagger in my boot would probably be used to slice my own neck.
-The pistol in my holster would finish me off nicely since I can't even think to kill a squirrel.
-The pitbull would be the best tangible agent of protection so far as I can see but I haven't got one.
Anything and everything tangible that I can and could use in the day of trouble could potentially and effectively be used against me in my day of trouble.
What a curious thought.
Hmmm ...
I guess in my day of trouble, my best bet is to call on the Lord and run like the wind!
God is operating in complete sovereignty, after all, and I've diligently disciplined my body to be of some natural help.
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Flippancy about legitimate safety concerns is not my intention.
Indeed, every walk I take is encompassed with notable safeguards in place and prescribed tangible aids at the ready, should they be needed.
But the reality in life, my friend, is that we're not in control like we like to believe.
We don't call the shots.
We don't get to generally identify troubles before meeting up with them.
We don't determine outcomes, results, or even responses.
God is in control.
Never man.
Never.
"The Lord is good; a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him."
Nahum 1:7
*This is the one truth necessary for the day of trouble.
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With this knowledge in mind the best way to journey through life is to cling tightly and demonstrably to the Lord in every conceivable way.
Body. Soul. Mind. Spirit.
Fully engaged.
Fully present.
Fully alive!
God's presence, word, and Spirit compose the strongest arsenal available to man in his time of trouble.
What a loaded comfort.
In elasticity, He wraps Himself with resilience around our souls and provides wisdom, strength, and stability to us. In sovereign and uncontested power He declares and decides, without surprise, the soul's case from beginning to end.
It shall be as He has determined forever and ever.
Better than a dagger and pistol ...
The Lord of adventure.
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