Tonight I took a jog around the neighborhood to clear my head (the weather here in Georgia is perfect for running) and to spend some time with the Lord. After pouring out my heart for a while (silently, of course!), I looked up to see a beautiful white moon staring brightly at me. I had to smile at my Saviors ability to speak to me without using words. His creation truly is a testimony of His faithfulness and power.
If God is powerful enough to create such an incredible world certainly He must be powerful enough to keep me in any and every circumstance. His word says that all of nature bears witness that He is love; and that His faithfulness will endure forever (Psalms 19:1, Psalms 50:6, Romans 1:20).
Why is it that I doubt His ability to keep and protect me? Why do I insist on being fearful that He will not do for me and be to me everything He says He will do and be?
In this world of darkness and chaos it is easy to allow our minds and hearts to be led astray into believing that we must work out our own salvation, instead of trusting in the God of the universe. But God says that He will keep us in perfect peace if we will simply trust Him (The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3). I am embracing that promise tonight. Are you?
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. (Philippians 2:12-13 NASB)