I’ve spent almost all of June in my bed. It feels like a waste of time to be sick. It’s such a bummer to lose valuable summer hours. I make plans. I cancel them. I have found myself mourning all of this. 

The reality is, however, that nothing is wasted. I do understand this about my sovereign Lord. I may never know why He’s chosen this for me at this time, but I know that with Him nothing is in vain.  

“For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his paths” (Proverbs 5:21). 

As His child, my job is simply to obey and to rest. My ways are before His eyes. He is watching my path. I simply must look back at Him! I don’t need to fear or to mourn. No need to carve a new path. Obey and rest. That’s it! Life in Christ Jesus is simultaneously safe and liberating. The moment we forget that, we’ve lost sight of Him and what’s truly valuable. 

Whether it be from the platform or from my bed, Lord, keep my eyes on You. 

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