I was driving at dusk last night and took notice of all that was going on at that moment. Right there, on the beautiful country back roads, I had a moment with God.
The sky, ever so slowly (yet it also somehow seemed fast) began to darken. One by one little glimmering points of light began to appear above. Soon the stars were shining surrounding the ever-so-thin slice of crescent moon.
The geese flew over my head, gearing up for their nightly flight. And as they flew over, in that moment, I glanced above at each one and was struck by the thought that God knows every single living thing. Well, every single thing for that matter. Everywhere. Each of those geese, and the thousands elsewhere. And all the creatures that exist. Everywhere. Not to mention all that has existed since the beginning of time, and all that will exist in the future.
The twinkling stars above those geese- each and every one in the vast infinite universe. He knows them all.
And there was little ol’ me driving along, and yet, He knows me too.
How He cares for all of His Creation overwhelms me. So often I am consumed with the details, the moment, and ME. Yet, I just need to take one look outside of myself and stop to realize that there is so much out there, and God is SO big. In the overwhelmingness of it, there is actually a comfort. That such a vast and immense God is in control. Because frankly, little ol’ me wants to be in control, yet that is often where I find chaos. Because my fleshy nature is fighting the spiritual nature that God is in control. I can’t be in control when He is in control.
He is on the throne. He is sovereign. All I need to do is trust Him.
We had a week filled with challenges and many moments I was ready to throw in the towel. Pull the covers up over my head and cry. And be worried. And fret.
Yet, driving on the country road at dusk, He showed me that He is far bigger than the daily details- even the ones that feel oh, so big. He knows each need. He never leaves me through it all. Life is about so much more than what I think or feel or what I want to control.
Life is complete when it is surrendered to Him, knowing no matter what happens, I belong to a great God that is far bigger than my mind can comprehend. And I can rest in Him. Trusting Him.
Next time you are outside, stop for a moment and look out. Look up. Notice the details that are so vast. Taking our eyes off of ourselves and our circumstances for a moment gives us the proper perspective. There is so much more than just what we see in each day. Trust in the God who created the infinite universe.
Jesus is Enough
This summer, I am hosting a women’s retreat in Gettysburg, PA. In a world of excess, we are going to focus on that fact that Jesus is enough. The world will tell you YOU are enough. But truly, HE is enough. He is all we need. We don’t rely on ourselves, or earthly comforts, but on Him alone. I have lived with it all stripped away, and I have seen that yes, Jesus is enough. In fact, Jesus is MORE than enough.
Early Bird Registration is Open! Join us for this life changing and life-giving event. You will spend two days with other sisters in Christ, tired of what the world offers, and ready to live the life that HE offers.