Originally published Wednesday, 12 March 2014.
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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