Joy in knowing God’s care
In the Word
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Of the Word
The morning had begun early with a tiny baby to feed, a toddler to cuddle, a husband to send off to work. Then she readied herself for a day in the classroom. Finally the car was loaded with children, diaper bags and homework. A red light on the way to the caregiver’s house gave her a moment to gather her thoughts. “Thank You, God, for the red light,” she prayed.
Is a red light important enough for prayer? Does God really care whether traffic lights are red or green?
If God cares for little brown sparrows and if He knows the exact number of hairs upon our heads (Matthew 10:29-31), He must care about traffic lights, too!
Unexpected moments of quiet – waiting for the light to change, waiting for the train to pass, waiting for the line to move – can be used to remember God’s loving care. With the psalmist we can pray, May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you (Psalm 33:22).
Walking with my Lord
Dear Lord, help me to find joy in unexpected moments of peace and quiet. Forgive me when I become annoyed and unable to see Your love and care in them. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.