“There is no one like the God of Jeshurun who rides on the heavens to help you and on the clouds in His majesty. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, ‘Destroy him!'” ~ Deuteronomy 33:26, NIV
I’ve got a hard head. A VERY. Hard. Head. And the farther into the fifties I go, the harder my noggin seems to get. Just ask my husband. **grin**
Time and time again the Lord shows me His faithfulness.
Time and time again He demonstrates His power and bathes me in His grace.
And time and time again I take my eyes off of Him and walk away from His gift of peace.
Why oh why do I do that? And why do you do it too?? ( I know you do, right?) We are a stubborn lot.
For years I have prayed, “Lord, open my eyes to see You, open my ears to hear You.” The Lord has honored my prayers and done just that. It’s like I have a radar that is tuned in to recognize God’s Presence – not a twilight, creepy sort-of-thing – but a beautiful awareness that my Father is, indeed, with me always. I can see Him in the sunsets. I feel Him in a friend’s laughter when I know she is burdened with pain. I find Him in the pure trust of a child’s eyes and in the comfort of a gracious hand wrinkled with age. 
My God is with me! And…He is for me. So why do I worry and thrash about on my pillow during yet another sleepless night?
Because…I want to know what, when, where, how and why! That’s why I worry.
But wait a minute. 
I know the what: My God is for me.
I know the when: Every moment of every day.
I know the where: His Presence surrounds me and dwells richly within me.
I know the how: By the power of His might through the precious Blood of Jesus.
And I know the why: His love for me knows no bounds.
And, for this old hard-headed girl, these answers are enough.
Now if I can just get my flesh to line up with my spirit. Know what I mean?

Father, it’s true: we are a stubborn lot. Forgive us for taking our eyes off of You and focusing on those things that cause us stress. You have never failed us. Never. Stir up faith within each of us – a faith that holds fast when the strong winds of adversity blow. Fill us to overflowing with Your vast supply of peace. You are amazing God. We love You so much. You are precious to us. Thank You for caring about every minute detail of our lives. Yes, thank You.
Have you been there, too? Do you know someone who needs to be reminded of the what, when, where, how, and whys? Please feel free to share this message with them. I pray that it will spark a fire of faith within all who read it.

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