From Your Pastor
Unusual or Normal Days
People have been described as “creatures of habit”. We have our work routine. The programs you watch on TV during the evening may be one of your routines. What you frequently have for breakfast. Some do not eat breakfast. And so it goes, we have schedules that we keep and when things go as planned, life is normal. But, what happens when things do not go as planned?
Unusual days and normal days are really the same to God. Better yet, there are no unusual days for God. He loves us every day. He watches over us every hour.
Do you remember the rest of the words to He’s got the whole world…? The words are in His hands!
He’s got the world…He’s got the whole wide world…
He’s got the wind and the rain…He’s got the sun and moon…
He’s got the tiny little baby…
He’s got you and me, brother…He’s got you and me, sister…
And all of this and more is in His hands!
How do you know this to be true? Read the words from Psalm 121,
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
When we do well, succeed, achieve, and overcome challenging days, it is because the Lord worked in us and through us. God is in control. God has us in His hands. When we fall short or even fail, God still has us in His hands. Our help comes from the Lord. For so many people around the world, these days are not described as NORMAL. But, according to God, rough days for us are normal to Him. There is no power greater than His. There is no chaos that overwhelms Him. There is no problem that He cannot manage. There is no solution to our situations without Him. HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, IN HIS HANDS.
Today is a normal day!!! God has you and me in His hands. He knows all our needs. He knows everything we worry about. He knows what we are afraid of. Social distancing is for the sake of not sharing the virus. For the people of God, there is no separation from Him. Lo, I am with you always! Life with God is normal.
1 Peter 5:6, 7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.
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