Reflection: Further reading: Proverbs 3:5-6
God is in charge. My children do not like it when things don’t go their way. They don’t like it when they have to do what I (or their Dad) ask, regardless how they feel. “It’s time for a rest”, I say. Or “We don’t have time this afternoon to play Xbox with Dad”. “It’s pack away time.” “No! Why?! I don’t want to!” are the most common responses. Sometimes backed up by, “You’re being so bossy, Mummy”…which is quickly answered by me explaining that, as the parent, I AM the ‘boss’, the one in charge, and it’s my job to say what is happening next. Ultimately, I teach them (when they’ve calmed down), that God is in charge. He is in control. When we are not sure what is happening, when we need to know what is good and what is bad, when we’re trying to decide what to say to someone, or what decision we should make in any given situation – God’s in charge. We can look to him for direction, trust in him when things go wrong, and thank and praise him when things go well.
Question: How does the truth that ‘God is in charge’ make you feel? Does it challenge, or reassure?
Prayer: Loving Father, thank you that you are in charge of my life. Thank you that in your great wisdom, you have a plan for this world and everyone in it. Thank you that I can trust you. Please help me to trust you in good times and in difficult times, and rest in the assurance of your love, your power, and your plan for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen