April 19, 2018

Faithful But Not Predictable

By: Carol Johnson [Warrenton, MO]

I love watching sunsets. They always cause my soul to sing and quiet my troubled heart.

I have never been disappointed by a sunset—well, maybe one.

After a long week and a very long day, I took a few minutes to slip outside and to relish in God’s handiwork. I was anticipating a brilliant display of color that would take my breath away. Instead, the clouds simply swallowed up the sun. My heart sank.

How clearly the sky reveals God’s glory! How plainly it shows what [God] has done!
Psalm 19:1 (GNT)

As I tried to rationalize away the disappointment, I heard God’s whisper, “I am faithful but not predictable.” My heart skipped a beat. “Every night the sun will go down. You can’t predict the colors or the brilliance, but you can trust that it will happen. And you can trust me with your life, even when it is unpredictable.”

CARVE OUT TIME: For several days, sit and watch the sunset. Compare the differences in color, brilliance, and visibility. Give thanks that the sun rises and sets each day, even if its beauty is hidden from view. Consider: What appears unpredictable in your life right now? Trust that God is at work even when you can’t see it. You can count on God’s faithfulness!

April 20, 2018

How Great

Think About It

When has the vastness and beauty of creation taken your breath away? How has it deepened your awe and respect for our Creator?


April 21, 2018

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