My son woke me up earlier than normal this morning and as I was chasing him around the house trying to keep him out of the many things he shouldn't get into (he is 8 months and just started crawling) I walked past a window and noticed this beautiful blessing from God outside of my window. It was such a gorgeous sunrise. I had a very difficult day yesterday - emotionally and spiritually - and this was just a beautiful reminder to me that my God is always there and I have nothing to worry about because He holds me and my loved ones in His hands.
I have been rediscovering the book of Proverbs and it is such a wealth of beautiful wisdom. I have found myself craving to read God's Word more than ever lately. These are just a few of the verses that have really made me long for my Lord. His sovereignty has been so evident to me as of late and His Word has been causing me to meditate on His sovereignty frequently.
"The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew. My son, do not lose sight of these - keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk on your way securely and your foot will not stumble. If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught."
Proverbs 3: 32
"He is intimate with the upright."
"For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He watches all his paths."
"The fear of the Lord prolongs life."
"The hope of the righteous is gladness."
"The way of the Lord is a stonghold to the upright."
"The righteous will never be shaken."
"In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death."
"He hears the prayers of the righteous."
"The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives. Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its own purpose."
"The lot is cast in to the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord."
I hope that these verses are as much of an encouragement to you as they were to me. May God bless you and keep you, and may you seek Him in all that you do!