Seeing God at work

Sometimes I am humbled by God working in my life.  I should be humbled even more than I am, I think.  Today is one of those days.  I didn’t sleep well last night for various reasons and had no energy this morning as I crawled out of bed.  I seriously debated skipping my devotion and prayer time.  I had compelling reasons to do so, but I figured of all mornings, I needed it more today than ever.  Boy, was I right.

The devotion was so spot-on to what I’m feeling and dealing with right now that I literally looked to see if the page had been pasted into the devotion book recently.  Maybe God had spoken to my husband and had him do it.  But, nope.  It was the page that was there for today’s date.  It was exactly what I needed.  I’m humbled that God worked all those months ago when that devotion book was being put together and made sure the message I needed to hear today was right there.  No wonder I had so many forces trying to convince me not to do my devotion this morning.

Yesterday I had a situation that brought up some old feelings of being left out and ignored that I’m far from being fond of.  I had a very difficult day.  I talked to God about it.  I talked to my husband about it.  I cried about it.  It was a hard day.

Today’s devotion reminded me that the past is the past.  While something might remind me of a painful past memory, that doesn’t mean it’s the same today as it was then.  The past is the past.  I am successful at leaving it there most times.  Yesterday was certainly not one of those times.  In fact, I didn’t even realize that this still bothered me somewhere inside until it came up again.

God reminded me today that He is always here.  He never forgets me, overlooks me or ignores me.  He hears me when I cry out to Him in sadness.  He holds me close when I am struggling.  That gives me hope and encouragement.  That gives me strength and faith.  I am comforted to know that He truly does know the future and sends comfort to me way before I even know I’m going to need it.  And I am humbled that God, the Creator of the universe, cares enough about me to do all that.

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