Thursday morning was chaotic, even for us.
So, of course, I complained in my spirit and felt sorry for myself.
God is kind to look at that mess and rather than incinerate me for my idolatry, he brings me to himself through his word with reminders that he alone is in control:
Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts:
“I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.
Who is like me? Let him proclaim it.
Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people.
Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen.
Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it?
And you are my witnesses!
Is there a God besides me?
There is no Rock; I know not any.”
(Isaiah 44:6-8 ESV)
No, there is no god like our God. And there is no person who can do what God can do.
And Jesus has already provided what we need the most, and he will continue as we cling to him in faith:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
(John 14:27 ESV)
My day never felt like it was under control – I was moving from one thing to another, one conversation to another, one child’s activity to another. But I could rest under the assurance that God most certainly is in control and continually moving, shaping and ordering all things for his glory and for my good.