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Lean Not on Your Own Understanding

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Good morning, friends. Today I simply want to remind you of the truth that God is in control of everything that happens in creation. If you’re feeling anxious or troubled, remember that God knows the whereabouts of every speck of dust in the Universe, and even the hairs on your head are all numbered.

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

(James 4:13-16)

As we go about our lives today, let us not think ahead too much, but remain focused on the good that we can do today. Let us try to treat others the way that we would like them to treat us. Remember that your responsibility is not to man, but to God; so aim to live in a way that pleases God.

When things aren’t going so well, let us be comforted by the thought that God is not far from those who call upon him, and that he is merciful to those who seek him earnestly with a humble heart.