Fridays are a great day for encouragement! You have made it through the week! That is no small thing sometimes, right? Trials can drain us, especially if we try to handle things on our own, without God. When we do that…and I am admitting I do that often, as I have always had an “I can do it myself” attitude…we tend to mess up or go a different direction than God intended.
Then, we end up needing help. We may have to back up a step or two and talk to God about what went wrong. Only God can truly FIX us or set us straight again. I would like to have that power myself, but that is not God’s plan.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5
I really like this verse and refer to it often. Why? Because it amazes me that God has a plan for our individual life, wayyy before we are born! God knows what He wants to use us for and what things He will allow or not allow in our lives. He knows ALL. When we try to do things all on our own and get turned around or broken in the process, God is there to help.
Like children, we can’t fix broken things or messes.
And like a Father, God says,”Come get your hug and we’ll do this together.
God doesn’t just know how to fix the problem, He knows how to fix US. He knows what we need to get through the trial. He knows we are imperfect and need Him. That’s why He stays close!
The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. Psalm 145:17-19 NIV
Thank You for being the answer to all of my needs. Thank You for loving me, even though I forget to ask You first about some important things. Show me as I read Your Word, what Your will is for each day. Remind me to stop and ask what You think about my plans. You know best! I love You so much! Amen
With love from our Lord to you, have a father-focused Friday!