God is in the details. He is engineering even the smallest detail in order to establish His divine purpose. Happenings that seem random, choices and decisions that seem spontaneous and uncalculated, paths that cross in seemingly serendipitous ways—all are being put in order by the Lord. You can trust Him.
The trust of which scripture speaks is not an emotion or a doctrine, but a way of living in which every thought, every word, every act is an expression of total dependence upon the Father. The righteous live by faith. Faith is not something that you get out and dust off when you want something from God. For your spiritual life, faith is the air in your lungs and the blood in your veins; it is the active ingredient in your spiritual composition.
Scriptures for Reflection:
“I guide you in the way of wisdom
and lead you along straight paths.
When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
when you run, you will not stumble” (Prov. 4:11-12).
“Many are the plans in a man's heart,
but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails” (Prov. 19:21).
“The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD” (Prov. 16:33).
Today, focus your prayer time on embracing the Lord’s purpose in your every action, every plan, every endeavor. Run through your list of plans for the day. Yield them to God’s purposes. Be ready to change them if the Lord should direct you to. Be alert for how God is working out His long-term purposes through your short-term plans.
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