When things don’t unfold quite the way we imagined, hoped, or even meticulously planned, it can be unnerving at best. We humans like control, and the truth is, we rest a whole lot easier when we realize it was never ours to hold!
This week, I’ve had to face the harsh reality that I’ve been holding on too tightly to a few ideals. My prayer wrestling has been peppered with questions like, “Are you willing to trust Me? Am I not trustworthy? Is not My best truly best? Will you (again) surrender your own plans to stand still and watch Mine unfold?”
There have been deep sighs of agreement mixed with honest struggle to let go. “Yes, LORD, I believe, help my unbelief! Save me from my own white-knuckled grip!”
At my core, I long to rest in the confidence that the story is already written, its end is secure, and its Orchestrator never misses a beat. He never gets it wrong! I know, with the LORD’s help, I will find my steady place in Him (again).
I pray these few ramblings and today’s breakfast psalm will encourage hearts today:
𝘋𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘮𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘎𝘖𝘋.
𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋, 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘮 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘦 𝘨𝘰?
𝘠𝘰𝘶 (𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦) 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵.
𝘏𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦.
𝘏𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘏𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘦.
𝘐 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘏𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘮𝘦
𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴.
𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶!
𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘕𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳.
𝟏 𝐒𝐚𝐦𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝟑𝟎:𝟔 • 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧 𝟔:𝟔𝟖 • 𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟏𝟖:𝟏𝟖-𝟏𝟗• 𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟑𝟒:𝟒 • 𝐉𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐚𝐡 𝟏𝟎:𝟔