Some things happened unexpectedly this morning. I was taken by surprise. My first reaction was to worry. It immediately came upon me. My next reaction was to stop, reach out to God and find the assurance that He was there. For the child of God, His presence is always a reliable reality. His presence is a gift, a present, that requires nothing on our part. It is the gift of grace every believer enjoys. So, my answer to the unexpected was to draw near to God, pray, trust Him and thank Him for His presence and the peace it brought to my heart.
I have learned to expect the unexpected. From time to time, we all face unpleasant surprises. These unexpected surprises lose their power to steal your peace when you understand one timeless, fully dependable set of truths. I have listed them, below. Write them down. Put them where you can easily find them. Keep them in a prominent place. Here they are:
- THERE ARE NO SURPRISES IN HEAVEN.
- GOD IS ABSOLUTE IN FAITHFULNESS.
- HE IS INFINITE IN POWER.
- HE IS RULER OVER EVERYTHING YOU WILL FACE.
- HE LOVES YOU BEYOND WHAT YOU CAN MEASURE.