Tag Archive | providence

A little light..

is better than no light. Imagine yourself in a dark tunnel..you are walking in the direction that you believe is the end..where you will emerge into the sunlight. All you need to keep going in the right direction is a little light. A tiny shaft of light..barely big enough to see.. will be your guide..it will help you make it to the outside world. How much worse would it be if there was no light at all..just darkness.

God never leaves us in total darkness. After all He is light..His light is what gives us life and hope. We may feel like we have no light but if we look a little closer there is always something to show us the way. It may be just enough light for that next step..just enough light to keep us from falling. .He knows us..He will never forsake us. He renews our hope in small ways as we wait for Him. He gives us glimpses of the future so we will not despair. He renews our strength and meets us in the middle of our trials.

I am so thankful for that light..that sparkle of life that emerges on a day when the world closes in. It comes in many ways..in the eyes of a child..the voice of a friend..the touch of a loved one..the song of a bird..the beauty of the sunset..He is breaking through to us..reminding us of His providence..His sovereignty..His holiness..His goodness..His love for us.

Jehovah Jireh
My provider
His grace is sufficient
For me, for me, for me
Jehovah Jireh
My provider
His grace is sufficient for me

My God shall supply all my needs
According to his riches in glory
He will give His angels
Charge over me
Jehovah Jireh cares
For me, for me, for me
Jehovah Jireh cares for me.” ♪♫♪

In the palm of His hand..

That’s where we are..being held by Him. It doesn’t always feel like that..we forget it..or maybe we don’t believe it. God could not be that focused on me..He is so big and there are so many of us..yes it is unbelievable. He is able to know each of us intimately and to remember the details of our lives individually..how is that possible? We will never truly understand..it is part of the mystery. He is infinite and we are finite.

He is our creator..provider..refuge..sanctuary..father..mother..friend…our safe place. There is so much that we cannot comprehend..God is not in a box..He is larger than our imaginations. We try so hard to interpret and understand Him..in reality we see “through a glass darkly.” The holiness of God..the trinity..His sovereignty..omniscence..providence..all of it is amazing and we must live in the tension of not fully comprehending our God.

He never promises us full understanding. He tells us to live a life of faith..based on believing what He tells us and knowing He is for us. Our human minds can be like a plague..always analyzing and trying to guess His next move. His ways are not our ways..do we really get that? We can make idols of our ideas and interpretations..He breaks through those to reveal Himself as different from any of these preconceived ideas.

One thing we can know is His heart..it is for us. We are His. We belong to Him. He loves us and He pours out His grace into our lives. He is sufficient. We are in the palm of His hand.

” See! I will not forget you… I have carved you on the palm of my hand.”