I needed this reminder today of the beauty of God's world. We have had a terrific south wind blowing all day (41 mph) which has made me on edge. Well, to be honest, it isn't the wind which has me on edge but the wind did not help any.
"The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knows them that trust in Him" (Nahum 1:7).
I have to admit that I am scared. Oh, I have had my "what ifs" which float around, come in and go out, but I really haven't felt any fear. Until today. Pilot Dad has experienced the thickening of his saliva, a sore throat, tenderness in his cheek, nausea, and fatigue. All today. He hasn't slept well and will not go into work tonight. My problem is I cannot fathom week 4...week 5...week 6. How do I keep from jumping ahead rather than dealing with the here and now? My heart breaks to see him like this now...what will I be like at week 6? Focus Claire. "For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7).
"He restores my soul" (Psalm23:3). Literally in the Hebrew: He restores my LIFE.
"For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God? It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect" (Psalm 18:31-32).
"The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. I have set the LORD continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will dwell securely" (Psalm 16:5-9).
I firmly believe that we humans find security in planning and knowing the future. But that isn't what God tells us to do. He says, "Just trust me." No matter what. No matter what things seem like. No matter what the situation is looking like, no matter what one's most trusted friend says, God says to 'trust Him.' I need to remind myself that I have formed a partnership with God and that makes us ONE.