When something unexpected interferes with your plans for the day, how do you process that? For me, this has been an area in which I have needed much growth. Isn’t it easy to get frustrated and flustered on such occasions? However, Holy Spirit wants to soothe and settle our hearts with His grace when this happens.
As I was reviewing one of my journals from 2016 yesterday, I found an entry that spoke to my spirit on this subject. It was based on our verse for today (above). I would like to share it with you. I often write directly to God in my journals, as you see is the case here:
“You foresee every interruption and every attack I will ever face. You incorporate them into Your perfect plan for my life, building in the space needed for each one. This includes the plan for making sure that everything gets done that needs to. I can rest in that deeply.”
You and I both. We can rest in this profoundly. When Daddy God lay out our entire lifespan in His book, it happened before we took even a breath. He saw everything. He gazed into the future and saw that unanticipated incident that intruded on your To-Do list today. He lovingly integrated it into His beautiful, powerful purposes for you. Not only is it provided for, but He even holds it as a tool of tenderness in His careful hands. As you yield to His sovereign working, He will use it for your good in ways that ultimately amaze you.
My friend, His book is already written. Snuggle in and let Him lead your day. This is the day that He Himself has made for you! Inhale deeply, and then breathe out this prayer of surrender: “My times are in Your hand…” (Ps. 31:15, NKJV).
When it comes to the hours in our day (and so many other things), why do we have such a strong desire to feel like we are in control?