Devotions from Judy’s heart
What an awesome God we have and One that we can put full confidence in, for He is in control, and we are not. Watching the news on T.V. is not the most uplifting thing, for it seems the whole world is a mess and spinning further away from what God ever intended. We have gone so far from life in the beautiful garden of Eden to this day of chaos and destruction. When God is left out, evil is rampant and causes so much heartache. We were made for God and to bring glory to Him. We need forgiveness for how we have overlooked Him in our lives and nation, and gone our own way. We must acknowledge that He is God and the One who is in control over all, and put our lives in His capable hands. Max Lucado wrote about God’s power and control: “What controls you doesn’t control Him. What troubles you doesn’t trouble Him. What fatigues you doesn’t fatigue Him. Is an eagle disturbed by traffic? No, he rises above it. Is the whale perturbed by a hurricane? Of course not, he plunges beneath it. Is the lion flustered by the mouse standing directly in his way? No, he steps over it. How much more is God able to soar above, plunge beneath, and step over the troubles of the earth!” It’s in surrendering our lives to the One who is sovereign over us that we find all peace in this world of chaos. Let us give up our self-centered lives and place them in His capable hands. David said in Psalm 9:10 (Amplified), “And they who know Your name (who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy) will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You (on authority of God’s word and the right of their necessity).” Let us give up control over our own lives and rest confidently in His hands
Challenge for today: When you become anxious over things out of control, remember who is really in charge.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy