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Proverbs 16:9—“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.”

Isaiah 55:8-9—“’For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the LORD. ‘As the heaves are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’”

 

God is bigger. He is bigger than our worst nightmares, but also bigger than our most beautiful dreams. Lately God hasn’t exactly been giving me what I want, but He’s been giving me what I need and blessing me with good gifts. He’s been protecting me even when I didn’t want to be protected but I needed to be. Because he loves me.

God loves us. If we ever doubt his love (I sure do), let’s just hit the pause button and look around us. Look at the vast universe God created. He created it in part because he loves us! And not only did the Lord make an amazing universe, but he also gave us the senses to enjoy it. We can see vivid colors, feel a gentle breeze blow our hair, hear birds chirp, taste sweet and salty flavors and everything in between…God gave us amazing senses so that we could enjoy this life. Why? Because he loves us.

So today, let’s carry these truths with us. God is bigger, and if we are seeking him, we can trust that we’re in his will and he’s giving us his best. Even when he says no to a dream of ours or when there are too many decisions, we can trust that God is bigger than we are—we can’t mess up his will if we’re seeking him. A friend reminded me the other day that God’s best is not centered around our schedule. It’s an eternal personhood. So let’s focus on seeking and trusting him today. And why can we trust and surrender everything (including ourselves) to God? Because he loves us. The love of God is truly the foundation for everything.

Let’s grab hold of child-like faith today and marvel at our King’s love. Let’s seek him in each decision and trust him with outcomes. Let’s enjoy this life he has given us, realizing that everything—from faith to laughter to a pretty sunset—is a gift from the One who calls us by name (see James 1:17 & Ephesians 1:11-12).

 


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