There are some days all I can come up with is:
“At least the wind is blowing in the direction my hair naturally parts.”
That’s me looking on the bright side.
This morning I was walking out the door to go for a run when my phone beeped. I glanced at it (hoping against hope it was the mechanic) and saw a text from a friend of mine. All it said was:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6”
I went outside thinking about the verse. The sun was coming up over the countryside and I could see my breath suspended in the air; it was a beautiful sunrise. Am I resting on what I think I should do in my situation? I asked myself. Am I trusting God to work this out, meanwhile obeying Him?
God doesn’t ask a lot of me in exchange for the sacrifice He made. He asks for complete trust, which anyone who knows God should naturally give. It is hard to relinquish control of our circumstances, even though it is only a perceived control – God orchestrates all things for the good of those who love Him.
What a good reminder this morning to look to Him, not to my own wisdom, for any circumstance that crosses the path today. In everything remember Him, and He will guide our steps the right direction.