“We ask too much of ourselves to trust a stranger.” Carolyn Custis James, When Life and Beliefs Collide
Since “the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight” (Proverbs 9:10), I thought it might be helpful to meditate on Scripture that describes exactly Who He is and what He does.
God is our Father …
2 Corinthians 6: 18 “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
…Who loves us…
Psalm 103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
…Who is in control…
Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny ? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.
Proverbs 14:26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.
…and Who knows what He’s doing.
Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways
Perhaps you are like me, where you know these things in theory. But my encouragement for us is to examine our responses to the chaos of life today and ask ourselves if our responses show we truly believe this about our God.