When it comes to understanding what God is doing in the world, we are like ants on a Rembrandt. We crawl across the dark brown and think all of life is dark brown.
Then we hit green and think, ’”Oh, this is better. Now all is green.” But soon comes the dark blue and then a splash of yellow, a streak of red, and then another patch of brown. When we journey, from one color to another, never realizing that God is actually painting a masterpiece in our lives using all the colors of the palette.
One day we will discover that every color had its place, had a reason, nothing was wasted or out of place. Just as there is a time and a season for everything, there is also a color for every stage of life’s journey. When the painting is finished, we will discover that we were part of His masterpiece from the very beginning.
When we find ourselves fretting, its probably because we are measuring ourselves against others. That’s the wrong thing to do. Instead, measure yourself only against yourself and against Jesus Christ, because He is the One you are to be like: “The measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Eph4:13).
Friends, whenever we stop trusting the Lord for our needs and for His Help, our heart becomes heavy and burdened, and then we become fretful and worried. Considering our needs, is there anything which the Lord won’t provide? It’s time to place our trust on His provision because He alone is faithful!
Don’t fret today. Look to the Lord in faith, trust in Him and delight in Him.
Like a seed buried deep in the ground, it may seem dark and lonely and there may be dirt all around, but that is the place where life springs forth.
Trust that God is doing a new thing! You can trust Him because He is faithful! His plan is to give you a future and a hope. Let go of the thoughts of the past and open your heart to what God is doing today.
Ask Him to show you what He’s doing. Ask Him to reveal it to your heart. Seek Him and you will find Him and see the brand new thing He’s doing in you!
There are times when we all feel like we have lost the battle with our storm, but may I remind you that just as surely as the Lord is in control of your blessings, He is also in charge of your storms?
When things look the bleakest, just look around, Jesus is about to show up! Remember, He may not keep you from going into the storm, but He will keep you in the midst of the storm!
Think of the 3 Hebrews, Daniel, and Noah. God did not prevent any of these from going into the storm, but He saved them all in the midst of their storm. What He did for them, He will do for you!