by: Carole L. Haines
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. 10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 11 To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:6-11)
I woke up this morning to a world obscured in mist and fog. It’s often like that here in November. Cool ground, warm air, creating a mist that hangs over everything in the early dawn. There’s an amazing beauty to it. But what is most intriguing is watching the power of the sun melting away the mist as the morning goes on. What was once obscured from our view is now perfectly clear, visible to us once more. It was always there, behind the mist, but we couldn’t see it until the sun burned the fog away.
Isn’t much of life just like that, obscured behind a mist? How much control do we really have over our own lives? I have come to find that I have very little control, so much is out of my hands. This has pushed me deeper into my relationship with God, with Jesus the Son, and with the Holy Spirit of promise. I take great comfort in God’s Sovereignty. Recently my computer crashed, literally. Upturned by my curious cat onto the ground and broken. I lost almost all of my writing for the last 2 years. We are in process of trying to rescue it off the hard drive, but if we don’t, I trust God to still write different things through me.
God is not bound by time and circumstance, as we are. He walks over top of them, Lord and Master, even as Jesus walked on the waters. He is walking over them now in my life and yours. As we yield to Him amidst the confusion, disappointments and fear; He speaks to our circumstances, “Peace be still.” He speaks to our hearts, “Peace, be still.”
So, when your future is obscured by the rising mists of life, trust the Son of God, Jesus Christ, to melt away the fog and reveal to You just how Sovereign and in control He is. He calls us to,
“Cast all our anxiety upon Him because He cares for us.” (1 Peter 5:7)
To cast means to “to throw off, to throw away.” Cast your cares to Him today, He truly does care for you. Spend some time with Him today casting, throwing, trusting. God bless you all.