God gave us our intelligence, our talents and gifts. He gives us everything we need. But yet he doesn't give us the play by play. Each moment of the day will be fresh to us. And some moments will be harder than others. You would think with the brains he gave us we'd be able to figure out what would happen to us throughout the day. But when our paths intersect with others, we have no idea what will actually transpire. We look forward to those grand, beautiful, and sweet moments. Yet, we can shrink easily in those fearful, unexpected, and anxious moments.
God says he will never leave us or forsake us. However, Satan is real and he tries whatever he can to distract us and sometimes debilitate us. He uses subtle cues to knock us off our feet and sometimes the world can seem to spin out of control. So no matter how much we plan what will happen through the day, there will be interruptions that will shake us.
So how do we make it through the tough and unexpected times? Because they are there. Jesus even admits, "In this world there will be trouble." So what if we got up every day and before we began to take part in any activities, asked God to walk us through every moment of every day. Because who else but God knows everything that was and is and is to come. He is holy and has been since the beginning of time. He will continue to go before us and He can solve our problems far better than we can solve our own. He even has the hairs on our head numbered. And when we give him honor how much more likely is He to guide our hearts and our lives each moment of the day. When you think about it, we have absolutely no idea what will transpire in the next 12 hours much less the next 12 minutes. But God knows. So wouldn't it be great if we asked him to guide us through it all.
And the great news is, even if we forget to ask, He is still there. Always. Supporting us and waiting for us. Wanting to be asked. Ever faithful. Loving us more than we will ever know.
God bless you this week as you start your day asking God for guidance. May we grow our relationship with God to new heights and find comfort with him especially in the difficult moments.