This week’s verse: “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (HCSB)
One of the hardest things for me to do is remember that God is in control. Saying that sounds ridiculous, mainly because the phrase “God is in control” is my youth group’s motto and go-to generic Sunday school answer. It should be drilled into my head, but that doesn’t mean I don’t forget it from time to time.
I have anxiety, and when I get into an anxious mindset, my brain immediately jumps to worst-case scenarios and how I’ve messed up everything on the face of the earth. Yeah, it’s a little extreme, but the point being that most of the time, my sinful mind goes straight to how I’m worthless because something happened instead of how, despite my fallen nature and my mistakes, God still has the situation under control. His plan isn’t thrown off because I didn’t say the right thing in class, or acted irrationally because I was frustrated. God uses those moments of imperfection to turn us back to Him.
He is always our provision, and the one thing that makes us whole.
In today’s society, it’s hard to keep that at the forefront of our minds. So, instead, gently remind yourself today that God is in control. Write it on a sticky note and stick it in your car. Write it on your bathroom mirror. Put that reminder somewhere you’ll see it multiple times a day. When you see that note, remember to thank God for His perfect provision, and that He has everything under control.
Prayer: God, thank you for being in control of everything. Please continue to remind me to lean into You and trust Your will. Amen.