This morning during my Jesus Time I realized that the very thing that I was praying about was exactly what my morning devotional was talking about… and I was just amazed and in awe of how God hears me.
For a little while now I have really started to look outside the home for employment opportunities. However what I end up doing is thinking about what my life will be like with a particular job and what my life will look like six months to a year from now with that same job, how my children will be affected by that said job (mind you there are no children) and so on and so forth. I tend to start planning my future around a job that I haven’t even secured yet… well today I was praying that I wouldn’t do that. That instead I would be exactly where God wants me in the job He wants me when He wants me there. I stopped thinking about the future and just focused on God.
The scripture that I ended up reading over and thinking about during my devotional was from James 4:13-15 and it says this,
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”– 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. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
All I could do after I read those words was praise Jesus! I had just given Him the two specific jobs that I was thinking about and saying they are yours God and I am yours and I only want to do your will… and then I read this and realize that He really is right there with me listening to everything that I am saying and watching everything that I am doing and He knows exactly what it is that I need and when I need it and that there is no reason for me to get frantic or frazzled because He knows what’s best for me.
So here I am writing to you full of His joy and His peace to let you know that God hears absolutely everything you speak to Him even the things deep down inside that you only let come up when you’re all alone… continue to give it to Him and you’ll never regret it!