February 19, 2015

Read: Psalm 16:8

I look at the interstate ahead. I can barely see. I wait for the wipers to wash the water away, but they only make the way ahead seem even worse. I look at my husband as he drives and wonder how he sees the road ahead. I am tempted to tell him to pull over. There is no way he can see.  I try to focus out his side of the window, and notice that his side is clear. The wipers on his side of the car work just fine. I now remember him telling me that the driver side wiper is new. My fear is unfounded. I breathe out. My husband can see the road ahead. Then, I forget that my view of the road is so blurred. I do that kind of thing all the time: try to take control of a situation by worrying.

It's  the same with God. I get uptight because He can see the road ahead more clearly. The Psalmist wrote a verse that I’ve found myself holding onto, I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. I am trying to stop focusing on the things I can see and focus more on the God who sees ALL things. Instead of peering into the future and panicking because I can’t see where God is leading me, I’m trying to speak to God about the dreams He puts in my heart. I’m finding when I speak to God about my fears for tomorrow, I focus on Him instead of my blurry view. So, I am keeping my eyes on the Lord because, with Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Do you ever wonder if God can see the future more clearly than you can?

Will you pray this? Lord, help me to keep my eyes on you. Amen.

Pray: 

Adoration: God is holy, mighty, gracious, and merciful. Spend time declaring your love for Him and expressing your thoughts of praise and worship. 

Confession: Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness. 

Thanksgiving: Express your thankfulness to God for the blessings He has given you. When we consider that we deserve punishment because of our sinfulness, and instead God gives to us His love and mercy, our only response should be one of thankfulness. 

Supplication: Petition God regarding your family and your ministry.  Ask for help and guidance in sharing your Jesus with others and helping others grow in Him.  Offer prayers concerning your activities for this day and any special concerns you may have.  Intercede on behalf of local, national, and world missions.  Pray the Great Commission would be fulfilled and for any special concerns you may have for missions.