I love flying. Especially the part where I am looking down on the clouds and am reminded of the beauty and vastness of God's creation. In that moment, however, I'm also reminded of how little control I really have over my life and just how much higher God's thoughts and ways are than mine. (Isaiah 56:8-9).
Why is it then that oftentimes I still try to rely on my own strength and "wisdom" rather than relying solely on God? After all, God sees the big picture of our lives as we cannot - that's why He has "the view" and ours is the "point of view - and works everything in our lives for good if we love Him (Romans 8:28).
How many of us really surrender total control of our lives to God, just as we do to the airline pilot each time we fly? Do we rest in the palm of God's hand as He upholds us through our lives (Isaiah 40:10) or do we insist on charting our own course? My guess is that if we truly realized how big God is and how small we are in the scheme of things, we would be more willing to surrender.
Lord, please teach me to rest in the palm of your sovereign hand no matter what problems this life brings my way. Help me to not ask why bad things, even terrible things, happen, but to ask how I can use my situation to bring you glory. Help me to know You so well that I can fully place my trust in You, my Creator and the Love of my life, knowing that You love me more than I can imagine and have great things planned for me. Amen.
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