Greetings to those who love talking to God
Lately, life has given us a plethora of fresh new reasons (and recycled old ones) to walk through our days in fear, confusion, worry, and shame. We sometimes even borrow trouble for hard days that haven’t hit us yet. Can you relate?
I generally believe that pausing to reflect on life, especially in nature, is therapeutic. But even then my thoughts can turn dark. If I’m not careful to take these thoughts captive, blessed moments of respite can become riddled with anxiety and paranoia. I can fail to stop and fully enjoy the blessing God has given to me! I begin to take credit for all I have and get to do, while worrying about when it will end, and things will get hard again. I forget to prioritize time with God the way I do when I desperately need Him to relieve some real-life pain.
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8
This verse reminds me to let go and let God do what God does.
So today, we can smile especially when it’s hard and hurts. Our eyes see our Creator’s hand as we take intentional time to peacefully watch the world go by. Because this day, God made for us, equipping us for the challenges of the hour. So we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Let’s Pray: Father, your faithfulness is never-ending, your mercies new every morning. There is none like you. Calm my anxiety, worry, and fear over when the calm water will kick up again. Help me not borrow trouble for hard days that aren’t here yet. Increase my confidence in you, my wisdom, and my ability to let your love flow freely through my everyday life.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.