January 26 - daily devotionals
(This was like the Lord was speaking right to my heart with this this morning. I pray it will minister & encourage you as well.) God be glorified.
My times are in your hand. Psalm 31:15.
Let this precious truth divest your mind of all needless, anxious care for the present or the future. Exercising simple faith in God, Do not be anxious about anything. Learn to be content with your present lot, with Gods dealings with, and His disposal of, you. You are just where His providence has, in its inscrutable but all-wise and righteous decision, placed you. It may be a position painful, irksome, trying, but it is right. Oh, yes! it is right. Only aim to glorify Him in it. Wherever you are placed, God has a work for you to do, a purpose through you to be accomplished, in which He blends your happiness with His glory. And, when you have learned the lessons of His love, He will transfer you to another and a wider sphere, for whose nobler duties and higher responsibilities the present is, perhaps, but disciplining and preparing you. Covet, then, to live a life of daily dependence upon God. Oh, it is a sweet and holy life! It saves from many a desponding feeling, from many a corroding care, from many an anxious thought, from many a sleepless night, from many a tearful eye, and from many an imprudent and sinful scheme. Repairing to the covenant ordered in all things and sure, you may confide children, friends, calling, yourself, to the Lords care, in the fullest assurance that all their times and yours are in His hand.