I’m sitting here writing in my journal asking God for help building my new web site and starting my newsletter. Can I do it? Yes. Do I want to do it? No. But, like with a lot of other things, I know with God’s help I can. I don’t know why I haven’t specifically asked him before for help with this. My best answer is I didn’t think of it. But why didn’t I think of it?
Why don’t I turn to God for guidance for every single thing in my life? Why do I believe I can do even the smallest things on my own? Because I can. But am I doing the right thing? The thing God wants me to do? Or am I making up my own mind and taking action without consulting Him? Of course I am. Then I wonder why my ideas don’t always work out very well.
God has helped me with tiny things, like finding lost files and with big things like how to handle tragedy. Why can’t I remember that God is always there for me? That he doesn’t change? That he cares and wants what is best for me? Why do I put so much faith in people when years of experience on earth have shown me that people will let me down whether they mean to or not?
I don’t know why I can’t get into the habit of asking for God’s help first instead of screwing it up on my own and then asking Him to help me fix it.
And I don’t know why, probably because God is at work, but I’m going to leave you with this:
YOU ARE CHRIST’S HANDS
God has no body now on earth but yours,
No hands but yours,
No feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which he is to look out
God’s compassion to the world;
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now.
–Teresa of Avila
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