On The Other Side Of Exhaustion Is His Rest

Day 5 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

A lot of people treat their lives like a puzzle, but it is impossible to fit every piece of your life together in harmony through your own human abilities. You can spend all of your time wrestling with your own thoughts to find where each part of your life fits in the big picture, but the only thing you are doing is creating unease in your own mind and circumstances. If only you will take time to get all the right pieces of your life in order, then you will live in peace.


For example, have any of these thoughts crossed your mind: Where should I go to college? Where should I live? What should my career be? What if I’m not good enough? Who am I going to marry? How am I going to support a family and myself? What if I end up alone? What if my family doesn’t approve of me? What if I mess up God’s plan for my life? How am I going to become the person God wants me to be? These thoughts are just a few of the matters and everyday worries that can very easily create an atmosphere of anxiety in your mind if you allow them to.


All these questions and issues are just pieces in your life that fit together to make a much bigger picture. Not one of them defines the bigger picture, but they fit with other pieces to make a clear picture. Instead of focusing on each individual piece to the puzzle and worrying about how to make them all fit, keep your mind focused on the much bigger picture.


Keep your mind focused on what God has for your life and trust Him to bring His plans and purposes to pass.


Keep your mind focused on the Kingdom of God!


The Bible tells us not to worry about anything because God, who created a good work in your life, will not abandon you. He will keep working in your life, arranging all of the pieces, until the full picture is complete. Have confidence in Him. Trust God with all the pieces of your life and live in His peace.