“The Lord rules over the deep waters; he rules as king forever.” (Psalm 29: 10)
In the real world, nobody asks or cares if I made the honor roll in school. What matters is how I act in the situation at hand.
There isn’t always time to reflect or reason out how to respond to an irate client, a sudden calamity, or a child’s question as she races for the school bus. Sometimes we have to trust our instincts. That can be scary for those of us who like to study the manual before making decisions. So often there is no manual.
Then, too, feelings come up that our brains can’t always get a handle on. So much goes on beneath the surface. If I can’t reason out what’s going on beneath the conscious level, how can I know what my inner resources are up to? What a relief to know that God rules over the deep waters of my heart.
When I start my morning with prayer and meditation, I surrender my whole self—not just my mind—to be under God’s guidance and protection. As I go through the day, even if I forget about God in the heat of the moment, I can rest assured that He won’t forget about me. Some things are too deep for my rational mind, but God is never in over His head.
Prayer: Lord, rule over the deep waters of my heart.
Reflection for sharing: What reassurance can you find in knowing that God is in charge?
Copyright 2017, Barbara Hosbach
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