Sunday, May 22, 2016
Moments in Time
"But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord;
I say, You are my God.
My times are in Your hand"
I posted the above picture on my Facebook page this morning, and someone made the comment that she was "jealous...beautiful photo." I responded: "This was my morning blessing from God! Some days it all comes together just right...some days it doesn't! Today it did!
Do you ever have days like that? Those days when everything just falls into place ...the timing is perfect...and the result is something to make you and everyone around you smile? I fear that the opposite is more the norm for most of us...or it would seem that way. But when something unexpectedly wonderful "just happens"...I wonder how many of us stop and recognize the hand of God in that event. This is something I am learning and striving to do more and more.
When our own plans fall apart...and we wonder why...and then we see a more marvelous plan than we could ever have dreamed of come together...that's God!
If only we could learn to live as the Psalmist declares above..."But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord..."
That comes with time...living a life that is full of unexpected detours, twists and turns...which seems to be common to all men and women...and learning to recognize that even in the detours and the disappointments and sorrows of life, when we place our "times" in God's divine hands, He will guide, protect, defend and preserve us. He will strengthen our hearts and lead us into a place of peace and joy.
"Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
Just as we hope in You."
Look around in your world this week...and see if you can capture special "moments in time" that are sweet blessings sent from the hand of God just for you. I try to photograph those special times when it all comes together...and these pictures are examples of some of those moments. However, there are more meaningful, deeper moments that are captured within my heart and soul...the sweet, tender, personal moments with loved ones and friends...times spent in reading from God's Word when He spoke to my heart with a word aimed directly at my soul. Perhaps it is a song that reaches into my being and blesses me...or a marvelous sunset or sunrise...a bird perched in a tree...or even a magnificent flower.
Whatever it is that touches your heart...stop and give glory to God. Write it down in your journal or in your heart...take time to say "Thank you, God...that was You, wasn't it?" You may be amazed at how many special "moments in time" you will capture this very week.