Wendy van Eyck is married to Xylon, who talks non-stop about cycling, and makes her laugh. She writes for anyone who has ever held a loved one’s hand through illness, ever believed in God despite hard circumstances or ever left on a spontaneous 2-week holiday through a foreign land with just a backpack. You can follow Wendy’s story and subscribe to receive her free ebook, “Life, life and more life” at ilovedevotionals.com. She would also love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8 (NIV)
I squint at the road ahead. I can barely see through the rain.
I wait for wipers to wash the water away, but they only make the road ahead seem even murkier.
I look at my husband who is driving and wonder how he sees the road ahead. I am tempted to tell him to pull over.
There is no way he can see where we are going.
I try to focus out his side of the window and notice that his side is clear. The wipers on his side of the car work just fine.
I remember him telling me that the car shop didn’t have two wipers so he just changed his.
My fear is unfounded.
I breathe out. My husband can see the road ahead.
I stop looking out the window and focus my eyes on my husband’s face and engage in the conversation about what our future might look like. I forget that my view of the road is so blurred.
I do that kind of thing all the time: try to take control of a situation by worrying.
Driving on the highway in the rain I have to remember that my husband can see more clearly than me.
It's the same with God. I get uptight because he can see the road ahead more clearly.
I doubt the Psalmist every drove but he wrote a verse that I’ve found myself holding onto,
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
I am trying to stop focusing on the things I can see and focus more on the God who sees all things. (tweet this)
Instead of peering into the future and panicking because I can’t see where God is leading me I’m trying to speak to God about the dreams he’s put in my heart.
I’m finding when I speak to God about my fears for tomorrow I focus on him instead of my cloudy view.
Stressing about tomorrow, when God has so much more planned for me then I can imagine, seems foolish. (tweet this)
So I am keeping my eyes on the Lord because with him at right hand, I will not be shaken.
Ponder: Do you ever wonder if God can see the future more clearly than you can?
Prayer: Lord, help me to keep my eyes on you. Amen. (tweet this)
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