“But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.” Luke 21:14-15.
Trouble is going to come.
How I face it will be closely connected to my relationship to God.
Jesus is offering to make the troubled future go as smoothly as possible. My part is to trust Him.
Day after day, in my recent meditations, I am being sent directly and indirectly to my absolute need to be connected to Him without ceasing.
It has been a struggle for me to maintain an ongoing relationship with God. Too many distractions. In the scurry to relocate, there is a flood of “to-do’s” running through my head.
All this busyness has lessened my ability to concentrate on God, and I’m unhappy about that. What brings me to my senses are incidents. Why did I do that? I shouldn’t have said that. On and on it goes.
A great blessing brought me to my “senses” yesterday. A plumbing issue on Sunday necessitated a call to our plumber. Note that this was Sunday. The call was in the late afternoon. My thinking was that I could get to the head of his list for work he would do starting Monday. (I had forgotten that Monday was a holiday!) Anyhow, I called and got on his answering machine. Next thing I knew he texted me for specifics. Long story short: He came over and fixed our problem on a Sunday night. My wife could do laundry. All was right with the world! You talk about God being good. A Sunday evening visit on a holiday weekend? Only God could have arranged such a thing. It was certainly more than I could have hoped for.
Conclusion: My mind must be filled with God if I am to face what the future brings in a Godly way.