Be Still Know
Psalm 36:5 NLT
‘Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.’
At times it’s difficult to see how God’s involvement in our lives is beneficial. The very things we pray for elude us and our greatest fears engulf us. So, what has that to do with the steadfast love of God?
Watching the Paralympics last summer in Rio, I noted how the partially sighted runners were given a guide. This guide was connected to them by the wrist. Now, these guides were chosen by the athlete and together they practised to establish a seamless running style that depended entirely upon trust. In much the same way as we chose Jesus as our guide, we need to take the time to learn to place our implicit trust in his guidance. God is our eyes through life.
We may feel as though life is running us, rather than us being in control of our environment, yet in fact it is God’s grace that sustains us even when circumstance suggests otherwise. The steadfast love of God will guide us to the end of the race, and we are invited to run it to the very best of our ability. Just as it is amazing to see Paralympic athletes run around the track reliant upon their guide, yet fully in command of their own speed and effort, so it is a witness to a watching world as we allow God to lead us where he wills while we run with perseverance the race into which we have been entered.
In our race we seek to attain a medal through hard work. It was learning to develop such a mindset that enabled Katey and me to run the race of MS and for Katey to reach the finishing line with her head held high and her heart intact, while her spirit soared, to the wonder of all onlookers.
QUESTION: How much do you trust the Holy Spirit as your guide?
PRAYER: Lord, you see and know what I can’t see or know. Help me to trust you through this life.