Amazed, humbled, speechless…these are words I would use to describe my reaction to the goodness that God blesses me with. He works in ways that I could not imagine. Just when I think things are hopeless, he imparts hope. When I think things won’t work out, He creates a way such that I would never have imagined could be possible! When I am faithless, He stays faithful, oh so faithful (2 Timothy 2:11-13).
It amazes me that God considers important anything about my everyday life, yet He does. What am I, Lord, that you are mindful of me (Psalm 8:4-8)? I am the sheep of your pasture (Psalm 95:7). I am your child…I am really your child (I John 3:1). You are my Father in Heaven who gives the best gifts of all (Matthew 7:11)! “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain” (Psalm 139:6 NIV).
It is easy to look at God as being “up there” and not concerned with down here. Yet He’s not. He is concerned with us. He is concerned with His children. And everything He does is ultimately for my good and for His glory (Romans 8:28).
I run around trying to exert control over my life, trying to make things happen. When they do not happen, I am brought low. I am brought to the brink of utter disappointment and hopelessness. This is when God does His best work. He wants His children to remember that we are completely and totally dependent on Him and on His provision in our lives. How often we forget.
God has a plan for this world. It is His redemptive plan to redeem His creation. His plan includes my life. As the Psalmist said, God is acquainted with all my ways (Psalm 139:3). Trust Him. I need to remind myself constantly to just trust Him. His way is perfect (Psalm 18:30). Just trust Him!