I have felt out of sorts lately. Distracted. I was telling my firefighter friend this and he shared the following verse:
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” – Isaiah 26:3
On my wedding day, I was nervous. I was experiencing those wedding day jitters full of irrational thoughts. In the midst of getting ready for the ceremony, I knew I wanted God-given peace. I wanted to plant a flag, that day, where I could look back and remember that God was there on my wedding day. I remember asking Him for that peace that surpasses all understanding, and He gave it to me. As my bride walked down the center aisle of our church, I felt the confidence and reassurance that only He provides through His peace.
I’ve been been missing that peace in life lately. Thankfully I know that all I have to do is trust and fix my thoughts on God. He will do the rest. But it is one thing to know what one has to do and another thing to actually move forward and do it.
“Our confidence is not in ourselves but in Jesus and His promise to return at just the right time.” – Hebrews 10:37
Yesterday, I was given a list of specific pages that needed to be scanned. Today, I was asked why I had not scanned the entire document. The rules of the game are constantly in flux, in my workplace. What was once true one day becomes no longer true the next. I crave solid rules; solid ground.
Living day-by-day in this situation is enough to shake a man’s confidence. But if my confidence is founded in Christ, can it be shaken? No. Too often I find that my confidence is based upon myself.
Just a reminder to myself, and perhaps you, that our foundation needs to be constantly redirected towards Jesus Christ.
His timing is perfect and His expectations do not shift like the sands of the Mohave.