Rising Joy by Vicki Matheny
The Lord watches from heaven; he sees all people. From the place where he lives he looks carefully at all the earth’s inhabitants. He is the one who forms every human heart, and takes note of all their actions. Psalm 33.13-15
Humans can be arrogant. It is believed that if you put your mind to a task, you can accomplish it with hard work. Many times, God and his blessing never enter into the picture. At best, he is pushed to the side while man tries in his puny way to conquer ground. James 4.13-17 warns of the folly of leaving God out of your plans.
God is faithful, Deuteronomy 7.9, and is interested in man. He wants a relationship with man, Jeremiah 9.24. However, God will not force it upon him. He knows those who are his loyal followers; those who wait patiently for him to show his faithfulness, Psalm 33.18. To these, God is deliverer and shield. They can rejoice in him and trust his holy name.
Where have you put your trust?