Seek Him First
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
A future I ignorantly assumed would not change was stripped out from under my family in one measly meeting. My husband was terminated from his place of employment after working there for twenty years. If there was one for-sure thing in this house, it was his getting up every Monday morning, going to the same job he had gone to hundreds of Monday mornings past. We were talking about the security of his job just mere weeks prior to this. Times like this are where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. Are we going to put our complete trust in the One who plans our steps? Are we going to seek Him and His righteousness above all else? There are days I am crying to the Lord to forgive my unbelief.
Uncertainty is definitely a humbling experience. Anxious thoughts can cloud my vision of Him, and take my eyes off of my Provider. As much as it might be hard for our finite minds comprehend, we have an infinite God who is in control. He knows exactly what’s happening, and it could even be the way He orchestrated this change in our lives. He works for the good of those who love Him. Romans 8:28. And that is even when we only see disruption. Hard times, uncertainty, loss, and even some unbelief are like the Roman Numerals in this outlined life of sanctification. They were written long ago.
Though changes may surprise, shock or even scare us, they are for our good. Seeking Him above all else will keep our hearts, souls, and minds steadied on Him, not the temporary changes we are experiencing. And sisters, they are temporary!
Father, You see my past, present, and future. I will rest, stand firm, and put my trust in You.
Has something in your life taken a sudden turn of uncertainty? Seek Him, sisters. He’s the only ground we can firmly stand on.
Kelly is passionate in the study of God and His Word. She is an avid encourager to those around her and loves to share the saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Kelly lives in Alabama with her husband of 13 years, one son, and works full-time as a customer account manager for a local business.