Sunday, May 25, 2008
We went to visit friends last night and were able to enjoy their wonderful backyard. At the time of the setting sun I found an opening through the trees that put this weather vane in front of the beautiful sky. It seemed to resonate, "If you need directions, look up!"
It seems that so many in my family are looking for direction in job searches and changes. Applying, changing jobs, and waiting for interviews can be openings to a whittling away of our confidence. But God tells us He has a future and a hope for us. He made each of us with gifts to accomplish works for His glory. When we get discouraged, we need all the more to lean in with faith and believe that God is doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves by leaning into our own understanding.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.