James 4:14 (NIV)
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
This world is a strange place and it often doesn’t make sense. This verse reminds me how easy it is for me to assume I know, that I understand but that is not the case.
Answering why there is pain and death and everything else is beyond us. God sees the big picture, the view from 10000 feet. We don’t see that – we can only see what is in front of us. But how do we live a life that is not overwhelmed by what we see in front of us? How do we look at this verse and not just stop?
“You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
Trusting God – remembering each day that He does see everything, that He is walking beside you, that He leads you through the complications, that He made you because He loves you more than any of us can imagine, that He created you just the way He thought would be perfect and that He wants you to love those in your world just like He loves you and that is enough to make you worthwhile and a critical part of His beautiful picture.
God is trustworthy. Is that what you believe today? Do you need to remember?
It does matter what we believe. God is worth believing.
Written by Therese Manning