Psalm 139:16 NLT
'You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.'
One of my biggest challenges has been accepting that God knows my life from its beginning to its end.
How might free will play out if all is written in God’s book? My guess is that I make choices as to how I respond to the many apparent reverses I experience through life. God’s book, when considered from the end of time, a point we’ve not yet reached, will carry the complete narrative of my life. It is a book still being written from my perspective, hence, while certain plot lines are set out in draft form, how each gets worked out in practice is down to my reactions and responses to God. God knows more than I can know in the present. My future is forever unfolding until I die, and I am master of the narrative that unfolds within the pages of my book, albeit God can have sight of it at any stage of its development.
So, as each day dawns and as I pause to wait upon God, I consider how I will take up my pen and craft my narrative for today. As a solution-finder my danger is to seek to rescue others, and fail to reflect upon my own life. Katey battles MS and my first desire is to rescue her. But I can’t. Katey, meantime, has to see beyond my sincere, loving desire to rescue her and face the reality of her neurological disease.
As each of us found ourselves and made our own peace with God within the reality we faced, we became a source of comfort and encouragement to each other. We each discovered the role we were able to play in empowering each other in life.
QUESTION: How are you working with God to write the story of your life?
PRAYER: Lord, I live under your sovereignty and gaze, and I am grateful for that.