Matt. 14:29-30 My Utmost for His Highest.
“We step right out on God over some things, then self-consideration steps in and down we go. If you are recognizing your Lord, you have no business with where He engineers your circumstances. …….Let actual circumstances be wheat they may, keep recognizing Jesus, maintain complete reliance on Him.”
I thought I had posted this a few days ago. So as I was looking over my drafts, I noticed I hadn’t. I’ve posted before about how God often pulls what I call “Hey, God how did you do that?” moments in my life. These are the times He takes my breath away with His timing. Today is one of those days.
Yesterday I had an appointment with my foot doctor. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I deal with major foot problems, here and here. Well, I had noticed a different kind of pain these past few weeks and thought I should probably check it out. As it turns out, I now have another inflamed tendon. (I didn’t even know there was another one. Kind of wish the doc would’ve told me that last year. Might have made a difference.) and this one is more painful. So the prescription is:
- custom insoles during my waking hours (which means athletic shoes) for the next week. If that doesn’t work, back into my beautiful “boot”for two more weeks.
- ice the tendon often
- no aerobic exercise. After three weeks, I have another appointment and unless it’s much, much better, I’ll probably have to wear a hard brace.
Can I say I was discouraged?
Wearing the boot (which is probably what will happen), causes a host of other problems. My back gets out of joint, my knee on the other leg flares up, etc. It messes up my entire musculoskeletal system. Not to mention how it looks.
So-o-o-o, I spent yesterday by myself because frankly I didn’t want to talk about it. I did manage to accomplish a few “creative” projects.
Now, to this morning. Remember if I had already posted this, I wouldn’t have read it this morning. Yesterday I “tweeted” that we needn’t worry about the future because God is already there, arms outstretched, ready to give us whatever grace we need for that situation. We often try to project into the future and grab some grace ahead of time. It doesn’t work that way and God never promised it would.
I struggle with my faith-the fact that I feel I don’t have as much as I think I should. (What standards I’m using remains ambiguous. 🙂 )
But I don’t have to have faith in my “faith”, I only have to have faith in my Father. My heart feels a little lighter this morning knowing that God is in my future as much as He’s in my present. My heart is lighter.
So today, I hope you are encouraged by Oswald Chamber’s remarks. I know I am.
God bless and I hope you have a good day.