Under the Influence of Grass

Under the Influence of Grass

…for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation;
all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,
and he does according to his will among the host of heaven 
and among the inhabitants of the earth;
and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?”
  Daniel 4:34-35

Those are the words of Nebuchadnezzar. God humbled him. He lost his mind for a while and ate grass like a cow. Then God brought him back to sanity. The grass must have had some serious influence because after the ordeal Neb boldly declared the above lines about the King of the Universe.

Some days those lines encourage me. It’s nice to know God is in control and sovereign. It’s cause for some serious peace.

Other days those lines frustrate me. I look around and say, “What have you done? Don’t you see what you are allowing to happen here God?”

I feel helpless. I have two choices.

1. I can fight and try to take control of something that I’ll never actually have control of.
2. I can trust God knows what he’s doing.

I’ve chosen Option 1 quite a few times. It hasn’t worked out well. It usually leaves a grassy taste in my mouth.

So, Option 2 is calling to me once again. I lay down my desire for control and say, “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”