2006-03-08 - God Is Concerned about You and Your Details
Psalm 31:1-3 states that God is in our corner.
In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness. Bow down Your ear to me, Deliver me speedily; Be my rock of refuge, A fortress of defense to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name's sake, Lead me and guide me. (NKJ)
Rent or own? Real or artificial Christmas tree? Sweet or unsweetened tea? Life is full of decisions we have to make. Some are large; some are of a minimal magnitude. No matter what the decision we face, a remedy has to be made. I tend to make lists, to determine the pros and cons of a particular choice.
The list is a good start, but if I fail to pray about the results, then I have depended on my human nature and will fall short. Humanness can cloud the picture. Only God has the perfect view and insight.
We can depend on God to lead us to the right decision. God is concerned with everything you care about. Whether it is paying a bill on time, to patience in a traffic jam, God understands.
It takes looking at a situation in God-like eyes, rather than limited human eyes. When I need patience, I find myself looking up in the air toward Heaven, past the blue skies - where the clouds join angels for a lifetime. Even a tint of His holy view can change a situation. Depending on God for direction doesn't have to be a dull process, like taking dishes out of a dishwasher; it can be joyful and happy. The pressure is lifted, when we know the right process to follow, God's.
Lord, I thank You, God, for desiring me to trust in You. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.