When Beliefs Collide, Part 2
Oh, don't we wish for a smooth road on which to drive? Have you ever been driving on the freeway and hit a rough spot of uneven pavement in the far right lane and moved over to the left lane and found a completely different ride? Or can you remember the feeling of relief when transitioning from driving on a section of highway that has been grated and roughed up just before being repaved and then changing to freshly paved road? Your car stops vibrating and shaking and the obnoxious sound ceases bringing a peaceful quiet. It feels so good! Whether we need the rough road to appreciate a smooth one is debatable, the fact is that the contrast creates an instant awareness.
So it is in our lives, we hope for smooth sailing, for things to be well, but that is not our constant state of being! When we hit the rough patches in our lives we may realize that it is the result of colliding beliefs. Sometimes those collisions are between our beliefs and the beliefs outside us At other times we discover that the crash of beliefs is within our own hearts. What do we do then?
You do not delight in sarifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.