“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth; so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9

Sometimes, we have expectations of what should happen in our lives. And, when things don’t work out as planned, we become weary. We have difficulty looking beyond distractions of disappointment and forget to maintain a heart that trusts.

Distractions rob us of content. We become focused on what we WANT and forget God already provides what we NEED. In the timing of His will, He orchestrates the love of His faithfulness and provides the way for us to find PEACE in the happenings of our days. 

Jesus, the Good Shepherd leads us to the Father. He reaches out His loving arms and leads us back where we belong. He renews our thoughts and helps us focus on Him. He shows us how to put God first in our lives and reminds us to remember He knows what’s best for our days. 

Life will not always take us where we want to arrive. The selfish side of want will not fill us with a heart of content. But God will bless us by the power of His plan. He will ready us to see how it feels for HOPE to guide our days. He will open the eyes of our hearts and prepare us to understand His greatness. And, He will help us remember why He is worthy of our TRUST.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

Dear God, Forgive us when we waste time feeling sorry for ourselves. Help us open the eyes of our hearts to ALL You provide in Your time and for great purpose. You know our EVERY need. We will trust in You to handle the happenings of our days. And we will find strength from the PEACE which will come from a grateful heart. Amen


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