Choose You This Day

You listen to the longings of those who suffer. You offer them hope, and you pay attention to their cries for help. Psalm 10:17 (CEV)

I confess to you that yesterday I allowed myself to be wore out by my emotions. I was so exhausted last night that if a 250-piece marching band had come through my living room – I would have never known it! The roller coaster ride had tremendous hills and valleys and even a loop-de-loop. And at the end of the day, nothing of importance had changed one whit in my life. How ridiculous!

The psalmist who shared this verse knew the One who had every minute of the day in the palm of His hand. God does not sleep. God does not ignore ‘the little people’. God hears. God sees with a vision far more expansive than my eyes. He knows the future and the truth of my heart. His love for me is so awesome that I cannot be ‘lost’. I am firmly in His hand.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV, emphasis mine)

Take time today to read Philippians chapters 3 and 4. Soak in the truth of God and commit your day – including your emotions – to God. Let Him handle whatever comes your way. That is definitely what I am going to do!

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