Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Oftentimes we as humans feel the need to control our lives. What we eat, how we dress, who we associate with, worldly things in our surroundings. Many get lost in the idea, the more they control…the more they are in control. However…it’s the exact opposite.
Our verse today encourages us to relinquish our powerless control of our lives and rely on the wisdom of God. God knows every step and misstep of our lives. Our triumphs and struggles are laid out in God’s perfect plan. He is the master conductor.
God has made us perfectly imperfect here on Earth. Yet, has set eternity in our heavenly home. God knows the struggles presented to his earthly children every day. He is always by our side…always knowing exactly what we need. The righteous will never be forsaken. God will never abandon us. He will always guide the way.
Placing your trust in the Lord comes with comfort and relief. God has the reigns, not us. God’s timeline does not always fall into place the way we’d like. Many of us pray for quick resolution. What if instead we prayed for guidance and comfort in the good times and the bad? Trust that God has us from beginning to end.
With this New Year place your trust in God for new beginnings needed. Ask for comfort and guidance every day. Knowing our Heavenly Father holds the map of our lives and gives us eternity in heaven.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for guiding us in every step of our lives. Forgive us of our imperfect sinful nature. Guide us through the obstacles of life, comforting and encouraging us along the way. Thank You for where we stand today. Please help guide your sons and daughters to the understanding that Your perfect plan will unfold in Your time and not ours. Encourage us daily to take comfort in You and not worldly items. Help us find comfort in Your control and the perfect path You have laid out before us. Thank You for your never ending love. Amen.