God In the Details

When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below. — Joshua 2:11

The people of Jericho had reason to be worried. They had seen evidence of God's strength and support of His children—and knew that Joshua planned to conquer Canaan. As residents of the key military fortress in the land, they understood that Joshua would soon be at their gates.

Yet only Rehab seemed to recognize the right course of action: to embrace the Lord and open her home to Joshua's agents. In return, they made sure she and her family survived the attack. Because of her courage and faith, Rehab became an ancestor of Jesus.

Sometimes, when our own lives seem to be under siege from the demands of work, bills, and other worries, finding the work of God amid the strife can be difficult. Even though we acknowledge His power, we may overlook the gentle touches, the small ways in which He makes every day a little easier. Just as the Lord cares for the tiniest bird (Matthew 10:29-31), so He seeks to be a part of every detail in your life. Look for Him there.

Let's pray:

Father God, I know You are by my side every day, good or bad, and that You love and care for me. Help me to see Your work in my life and the lives of those around me.