Nondefensively

From Ruth Meyer’s 31 Days of Praise:

I praise You for Your sovereignty over the broad events of my life and over the details. With You, nothing is accidental, nothing is incidental, and no experience is wasted. You hold in Your own power my breath of life and all my destiny. And every trial that You allow to happen is a platform on which You reveal Yourself, showing Your love and power, both to me and to others looking on. Thank You that I can move into the future nondefensively, with hands outstretched to whatever lies ahead, for You hold the future and You will always be with me, even to my old age… and through all eternity.

I want you to read this prayer twice. This is probably my favorite in this whole book.  He is sovereign. He knows what is going on. Don’t think for a second He doesn’t.

There have been many times in my life I have questioned why such a good God would allow terrible events to happen to people… to me. Basically – it doesn’t matter. It matters what you do with it. You can move ahead.

C.S. Lewis said, “God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.”

He won’t put us through more than we can handle… without Him. He knows far more about us than we do, and we forget that. He made you specific. He made you for a purpose. Absolutely amazing.

Read the prayer again and mean the words you say.