We need to know that the crazy events may startle the bejeebers out of us, but it has not taken God by surprise at all. He is right where He has always been, holding out His hand to us in invitation to join Him in His work.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about the concept of being still – of conscientiously training my heart, mind, and soul to contemplate and meditate on both the transcendent and the immanent aspects of His nature and applying them to my world, my life, my family, and my day.
“Even the very hardest of all todays has a gift in it. Psalm 23:4 says, “Even when I walk through the darkest valley [some versions say “the valley of the shadow of death”], I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me.” In my experience, those darkest todays teach me the presence of the Shepherd unlike any of the brightest todays of my life. His comfort and peace show up the brightest and most precious in the darkest times.”