Thursday, March 16, 2017
Key Bible Verse: You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (Psalm 139:16)
Dig Deeper: Psalm 139
If you start with the foundation that God is sovereign, and in his sovereignty he providentially arranges all things to accomplish his goal, then you have the foundation upon which to properly solve the complexities life sends your way. What you, I, and others may look at as random events, chance encounters, or arbitrary connections are actually orchestrated events in both the purpose and plan of God.
God is sitting behind the steering wheel of history. Sometimes he has us on the main highway. Other times it’s down a back alley. Sometimes it looks like we are going the wrong way on a one-way street. But whatever the case, God’s intentions are immaculate and his plans are providential.
God’s providence isn’t only connected to the major things that happen to us. We may recognize his hand in the big things more easily, but the Lord is intimately involved in the small things as well. Matthew 10 tells us that God even knows the very hairs on your head, and if you lose one. He knows every sparrow that falls out of a tree. It’s easy to see the devil in the details sometimes, but what would help our perspective and our responses to life would be to recognize that God is in them all the more.
– Tony Evans in Detours
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