I’ll never know all of the things God has done for me.
I’ll never know all of the ways he has protected me and guided me.
I don’t see it all and I don’t always recognize what he is doing. Much of what he does is subtle – a whisper here and there in my ear…
I try to stay aware of his movements but the cacophony of the world around me so easily drowns God out.
While preparing the Israelites to enter the Promised Land without him, Moses said, “For all these forty years your clothes didn’t wear out and your feet didn’t blister or swell.”
Looking back on their last forty years, the Israelites could see how faithful God had been. Forty years and their clothes didn’t wear out? What an obvious act of God – and very practical. As they continued to move across the desert, replacing clothes would have been difficult. So God took care of their clothes as well as their feet. A massive crowd of people walked through the dry, hot desert for 40 years and didn’t have problems with their feet? Only God could do that.
As I read this, I am comforted to know that God is taking care of issues like this in my life as well. Every once in while, God gives me a glimpse of a potential problem that he has taken care of in my life and it reminds me of how much more he blesses me and watches over me each day.
When I look back, the distractions of today drop away and I can clearly see God’s faithfulness in my life from before I was born. I can come up with a very long list of little problems and huge issues that God has handled – caring for me and loving me through it all.
And he hasn’t stopped.
Thank you, Abba Father.