For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
1 Peter 1:18-19, NIV*
Today is one of those days with more to do than hours to do it, and it’s been weighing on me since yesterday. But I think the same practice should apply here as if I were going into any other type of stressful or scary situation:
- Trust in the Lord with all my heart, don’t lean on my own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
- Pray for wisdom to discern what God sees as important for the day, rather than assuming my entire list is the day’s agenda.
He says He’ll never leave me. Matthew 28:20
He says nothing can separate me from His love in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:38-39
He says all I need to do is ask for wisdom, because He wants to give it. James 1:5
He says trust Him and don’t rely on my own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-6
He says my times are in His hands. Psalm 32:14-15
I choose to believe Him and to watch for and follow His lead.
Father God, thank you for redeeming me from the empty way of life handed down for generations. Thank You that circumstances and hurry-panic don’t own me anymore. Jesus, my Shepherd and the Overseer of my soul, has rescued me. Thank You that I’m in His care now, under His leading and authority. I choose to walk in that today, Christ being my helper.
The song God gave me is David Crowder’s “Every Move I Make.” How good of Him to choose a peppy one to energize me!
*New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
It’s really quite amazing how God allows us to be in various overwhelming situations — just so that He can refine us in faith, hope and love….. Every word of God comforts and strengthens us as we look to Him in our needs….. I like to think of how God had every word written just for us….. 🙂