I have had many expectations for this Christmas Season. I have some time off so I had plans to clean, to try new recipes, to come up with a new healthy menu for the New Year, to paint (hobby), to watch some movies, to spend quality time with my husband and with some friends, to rest and to…. the list is long. I wanted to control every minute of my vacation. The result: it made me anxious, upset and overwhelmed. Nothing really worked out the way I planned. My husband tells me: be flexible honey. The Lord tells me: trust me, I got this.
Sometimes I forget that we are broken people, living in a broken world with other broken people. Life is complicated, but the God who created it all is in control of it all. He reminds us all this like He did with Job, starting in Job 38:
Where were you when I established the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
5 Who fixed its dimensions? Certainly you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
6 What supports its foundations?
Or who laid its cornerstone
7 while the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 38:4-7
When I need a little reminder on how big our God is, I go to Job 38 and read about Him. Then I’m reminded in Proverbs 3:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding;
6 think about Him in all your ways,
and He will guide you on the right paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
And the result? He promises that too in Isaiah:
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3
Be Blessed and Have a Wonderful New Year where you trust Him more.