Good morning! It is 0530, and I am awake. The coffee is making in the background, and I am eagerly awaiting my early morning conversation with the Almighty. Yes, I am aware I can speak to Him at any time. I suppose never needing to rest or sleep is a perk of being God. However, this morning, I am praying for a specific reason. Somehow, that is different from the general mumbo-jumbo that we pray. Prayers generally follow a certain routine: “God please help me with this test…” or “Dear Lord, how am I going to pay these bills and buy groceries…” then there is the prayer for the sick “God Uncle Jay has (name your illness here) please heal his body! These are only examples, but you get the point.
Speaking of healing, I know many folks who have spent long hours in prayer, but they never received the healing that they pray for. Does God not care enough to heal them? Is He powerless to complete the healing? No, of course not. The Bible provides insight into this and other questions like it, I am going to paraphrase it, but the Scripture says, “My ways are not your ways, my thoughts are not your thoughts.” In all things, God sees the past, present and future. Yesterday, I had lunch with my pastor. We spoke at length about several things, but during our conversation he mentioned that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. God knows your shortcomings before they ever happen. When I walked away from my calling, He knew how far I would go, and my steps brought me full circle back to where I started.
Be encouraged in the Lord. If situations or circumstances seem to be overwhelming, lean on Him. As in the case of Job, God may allow things to spin out of control for a bit, but amid the craziness, He is there. He is our strong tower, refuge and strength. According to the Scriptures, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up on wings of eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” So, if life has spun out of control, give the situation to Him and let Him guide you to safe harbor.
God bless you all, I hope that you guys have a wonderful day.