The Lord works everything to is proper end (Proverbs 16:4)
God created all things and all things were created for Him. Everything stems from God's existence including my life, and my thoughts. I only discovered that my world view was shaped from my knowledge of God, when I began to learn about Him.
When I thought of God as wayward and too busy to help but ready to judge me, my life seemed uncertain and full of fear. Everything, success and failure were in my hands; it was overwhelming. I was the god of my own destiny and this was more than I could handle.
I wasn't sure I could manage it, especially with the bad start I was dealt. I never knew my father and my mother was always off with her new boyfriend, leaving us younger kids under the care of our older siblings. I was never taught anything, so how was I going to get anywhere in life.
All I knew was life wasn't fair, even from the start.
My life and perspective changed, when I learned God was working behinds the scene helping and guiding me. He was always there. When I looked back, I could see Him even in the difficult times.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for the good of those who who love Him, to those who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
I don't have to worry. I don't have to be depressed. I don't have to be anxious. He took all my problems away and gave me His presence, the Holy Spirit, which is peace, comfort and guidance. I only have to rest in Him.
The amount of peace in my life is directly linked to my view of God.
When I learned that God is sovereign over everything and He is busy working for me this gave me peace and joy; I gained confidence. I wasn't afraid of my weaknesses or failures anymore. They're not black clouds hovering over my head. When I made a mistake, I'd ask God for help. I'd ask forgiveness if it was needed. He made everything new. This is His specialty for He loves being known by us. He moves in our lives so we know He is near, so we know He loves us.
I learned to trust Him so deeply with my life and my every need. I look to Him everyday for my provision. I ask Him to always be in my daily activities, and He is. It has shocked me over the years to see Him even in the smallest of details, but He was there! He cares about me and my life. He even has a plan for it.
Life gets challenging for us all, but we can look to God for comfort.
Lord I pray that you fill us with you presence. I pray that as we seek your face, we will find you in the midst of this day. Lord I pray that you lift any and all of the fears and worries that we have. Lord I pray that you will meet every one of our needs. I pray we will see your divine hand busy working for our good today so we can rest in you, just as you promise in your Holy Word. AMEN
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