Today I happened to pass someone on the street that looked vaguely familiar. On taking a closer look I realized it was someone I had gone to school with in my teenage years. He was quite good-looking back in the day and he set many a heart racing.
At first I didn’t recognize him because he looked nothing like the handsome guy I remembered. As I passed him, my mind went back to my school days. I thought of how many girls went crazy over this guy (myself included).
What a shock all the women would have if they would have seen this guy today. He looked way over his age, not at all handsomely dressed, hair unkempt. Really, he is someone today that most of those girls of yesteryear would have passed by, without even noticing.
God sees into our future
I silently thanked God that He sees way into our futures. I thought of how easy it is to get carried away (as we often do) when something or someone catches our attention and all that floods our minds is the ‘now moment’.
God sees the bigger picture
Isn’t God just wonderful?! He actually saves us from ourselves sometimes, because we see now but God sees the big picture.
God sees our beginning and our ending all at once. He is the one who has planned all of our days and therefore He knows what’s best for us – all the time.
Maybe right now you’re struggling with the fact that God doesn’t want to give you something or someone you’ve been praying very earnestly about. Or God has removed something or someone from your life and you’re mad with God it or depressed about it.
God has been saving you
You know, it’s really difficult to see what God is doing in your life in the moment. But, if you look back in your life, you would realize that God has been saving you from situations that you didn’t take the time to speak to Him about. And situations that the devil has been planning for your defeat.
The Bible says in Psalms 103: 11 “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great are His mercy and loving-kindness toward those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him.”
Take God at His word today. His word is true and He has promised that He will give us everything we would ever need for life.
May the truth of His word flood your heart as you continue to trust Him to take care of all you need, Amen.