The sea, the sand, the rocks, the birds, the fish, the waves—God made every detail. Every molecule, every grain, every crevice, feather, and gill—He made the entire scene you’re taking in [when you are at the beach]. And then, He went even further: He gave us His Son, who provided a way for us to live forever. . . .
Yes, God may have provided for the way for us to have eternal life, but what about the groceries we need for this week? The unexpected bill? . . . day-to-day details that nag and aggravate and weigh us down? How would He have time to deal with that and—better yet—why would He care?
He who loves us with a steadfast love is as into the details of our lives as He was when He created the details of bringing together the water and the sandy shores.
So have you given your details to God to figure out? . . . When we hand them over to Him, something wonderful happens. . . . He’s got this plan. . . . And we’ll see that it . . . is good.
Thus says the Lord,
Who created the heavens,
Who is God,
Who formed the earth and made it,
Who has established it,
Who did not create it in vain,
Who formed it to be inhabited:
“I am the Lord, and there is no other.”
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
The hand of our God is upon all those for good who seek Him.
From Joy for the Journey: Morning and Evening © 2014 by Thomas Nelson (Thomas Nelson, Inc.) Used by permission.