Life can be very challenging. Sometimes we feel expecially challenged even though we don’t seem to be facing anything big at the time. This is how my day was yesterday. I am especially thankful for new friends who support me even though they barely know me. It would have been easier to just hide away at home, but I would have missed out on the blessing of spending an afternoon talking with other believers in our section group at Church and seeing the peace and beauty of a picnic by the pond. Our life is so fragile and fleeting. So many things can change without warning. Making a good day seem bad with changing emotions and pressure to keep moving forward. The Bible says in James 4:14-15:
Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life; For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
And Isaiah 40:8 says
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
This challenges me to refocus on the Lord. Focusing on myself and what I am going through can be so discouraging. I don’t have answers for myself, but God does have the answer to every problem I face. He knows the “why” behind everything that I struggle with, and He cares about me.
Thank You Lord for being my Sure Foundation (Isaiah 33:6 NIV)! Help me to keep my eyes on You.
Listen to this song: He Knows My Name