15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. (Hebrews 4:15 NIV)
It may seem that God is distant and above all the cares of the world, but we must remember, Christ came in human form and suffered as we do. Thus, he is able to empathize with us no matter what is happening in our lives.
We have a high priest who understands the human aspect of how we live our lives and is there for us in every aspect.
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalm 32:8 NIV)
You may notice, if you read these reguarly, that I tend to focus upon how God guides us in this world. This is as much for me as any who may read these. I too look for regular guidance. Knowing that God’s loving eye is upon me throughout my day is comforting.
Know that, like any loving father, His eye being upon our lives is there to instruct and teach in the ways we should go. Which, I don’t know about you, but is much needed in my life!
20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (Colossians 1:20 NIV)
We could not make peace with God on our own. There had to be a sacrifice and Christ paid that price for us once and for all.
In our everyday world we too should make peace with those around us so that they recognize who made peace for us to begin with.
While conflict will come, we can be the positive force in a negative storm.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore. (Psalm 121:7-8 NIV)
Having someone who watches out for us feels really good. Not only when we are children, but now as adults, having a mentor, protector and advocate helps us throughout our lives.
The Heavenly Father is always there watching over our coming and going. Keeping us in His hand, leading us to right paths. But we must listen closely and take the advice being given.
May the Lord keep and protect you today.
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV)
There are days where we all are just torn down and are not sufficient for what we are facing. But God assures us that His grace is sufficient and His power is made perfect in our weakness.
It is during these times when God’s light needs to shine strongest in our lives so that others see that we do not do what we do solely ourselves. But we lean upon Christ power.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord. (Palm 27:14 NIV)
Waiting for something is not easy. Everything today revolves around immediate gratification.
However, when we wait on the Lord and use the time to grow and not just be impatient, we grow. It is most often in the waiting times that God uses to help us gain a righ perspective, a better understanding and clarity.
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding (Proverbs 2:2 NIV)
We have an amazing knack for just plowing headlong forward trying to get as much done as humanly possible.
But do we ever take a moment to turn, wait and listen to what God has in store. Once we have done this we can understand more clearly and apply our heart to the endeavor at hand.
This is a knowing that we are moving forward in God’s plan, not our own.