But first, pray
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the Lord. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.”
Jeremiah 29:11-14 (NLT)
Through observing the world around us, I think it is pretty valid to conclude that this world truly doesn’t stop for anyone. If you’re running two seconds late for the train, those doors will surely close and it will carry on without you. That assignment will still be due on that day, whether your procrastination is ready for it or not. A day will also, always only be 24 hours, even if you have way too many things to do, that you know can’t possibly achieve in that time.
When caught in this whirlwind, it can be easy to get overwhelmed, or even consumed in the hustle of keeping up with it all, if that were possible.
Child of God this is your reminder, that in an ever-changing world, there is a God who does not change. A God who sees every aspect of your day to day and is there guiding, protecting and orchestrating for your good. His understanding of things you can’t, is deep, intricate and within the perspective of a greater picture that is beyond your ability to grasp.
So, today find rest knowing that He sees you and pause to talk to Him before you get overwhelmed.
As you pray and seek Him with you whole heart, watch as His perspective renews you moment by moment into a peace that only He can give you.
Question for Today:
- What is going on in your life at the moment? Bring them before God in prayer and gain His perspective.