This week I have really enjoyed my Scripture Writing Schedule. It was on “Turning It Over.” I believe that this is something with which we all struggle. I don’t know about you, but I’m a “fixer.” If I see a problem, I firmly believe and often say, “There’s always a way,” and there is – but sometimes it’s not my “way” to fix. “The way” is to turn it over to God.
The memory verse for this week was I Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.” Paul urged the church in Philippi, “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). Only by “turning it over” to Him, will we find that peace, and that’s why Jesus came to this world. He explained to His disciples, “These things have I spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world, ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). We can rest assured that victory is near. In Paul’s sermon on Mars Hill in Athens, he told these good people that the “God that made the world and all things therein” (Acts 17:24) created men “that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us: For in Him we live and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:27-28a). Don’t you find that comforting! He’s there! If you feel far from God – guess who moved?
Today’s scripture was Proverbs 16:9 – “A man’s heart deviseth his way; but the Lord directeth His steps.” Think about that. The Lord puts you “where you need to be – where you can do the most good.” But – it’s up to us as to whether we take advantage of the opportunities that He has provided. He didn’t promise us that our way would be easy. If everything was “perfect” here on earth, we wouldn’t “long” for heaven. But no matter what happens, we can know that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).
Are you willing to “let go and let God” take care of you? Are you using the opportunities that the Lord has placed in front of you to do good? Tonight, remember – “Say your prayers, and go to sleep.” Sweet dreams, my Friends. “Cast your care upon Him, for He careth for you” (I Peter 5:7) Simply blessed, Courtney