Who is in control of your life?
Today’s devotion is based on 1 Samuel 16:1, “The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”
Pastoral vacancies or other leadership vacuums in our lives are never fun. We can find ourselves trying to drive forward while looking in the rear-view mirror instead of the windshield. “Oh, I wish our old pastor, boss, or beloved family member was still here; life would be better.”
You might think, even believe, that your present congregation is leaderless. But that’s not what God sees. When there is a void in leadership, it may just be God’s way of reminding us that he is the ultimate leader. God is still in control. He knows your needs and how he will meet those needs.
God’s words, “I have chosen.” are an incredible comfort when we feel leaderless in our congregation or any other part of our life. Listen to God speaking to you today, “I have chosen you to be my child… I have a plan for your future… I will work all things out for your good.” Find comfort in knowing that no matter how you might feel right now, the Lord still decrees, “I am King.”
Please pray with me; Lord, open my eyes when I feel that I have no one to guide and help me in life to see that you are in control. Please help me to have confidence in your leadership. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen
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