God and Me: Devotions from Time of Grace : Day 2
God and My World
All of us struggle every day to try to get control of our environments. We try to build financial wealth so that we won't suffer need. We try to take care of our health so we don't feel pain or suffer illness. We try to manage our relationships to reduce stress. It is humbling, though, to realize that we aren't in control of very much.
Actually, this world doesn't really even belong to us. We are guests in someone else's world; we are actors in someone else's play. "The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters" (Psalm 24:1,2). "Every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills" (Psalm 50:10). It is humbling to realize that we were created for God's benefit, that everything really belongs to him, and that we really own nothing.
But it's exhilarating too. The Creator of the universe is also our heavenly Father. The great Power uses his power to bless and protect and prosper us. The great Owner of all wealth loves to give gifts to his children. The great Engineer is planning even now how he will guide your steps in this world to get you home to his.
Here's a thought: The same Being who created the Grand Canyon loves you dearly.