and give thanks whatever happens. That is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus. 1Thessalonians 5:18
“There are no ‘if’s’ in God’s world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety – let us pray that we may always know it!”― Corrie ten Boom
We live in a world, a country where self-reliance and “self sufficiency” is rewarded, admired, looked up to. “Pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps” is viewed as strength. However, when does strength turn into “pride” and NOT relying on God’s direction.
Personally, this is something that has been a struggle for me. Making decisions, doing what “I’ believe is necessary has led me down some rough roads in the past. As I get older, I realize the importance of asking God for direction, praying/meditating before making a move. Makes life a little easier/the journey a little smoother. God wants us to be in the middle of His Will for the greater good of His Children – not just what we want to do or what we feel is necessary in the “temporary” situations. God is “the weaver” of the tapestry of our lives. Lets trust him to make our tapestry beautiful with every thread/every situation that he allows us to be a part of. Let’s have faith enough in Him to have strength in all circumstances.
Father God – Thank you so much for wanting to guide us for good in all things – if we have faith and rely on you. Help us to acknowledge when we want to “take the reigns” and come back for you for direction and strength. Please help us grow in our humility knowing Your way is the only way. Thank you for your strength and guidance. Amen.