Daniel 9:17 KJV
“Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord’s sake.”
Daniel 9:17 MSG
“So listen, God, to this determined prayer of your servant. Have mercy on your ruined Sanctuary. Act out of who you are, not out of what we are.”
Humanity can be quite a mess at times. We struggle to learn from history and our own personal mistakes. We interject ourselves into situations thinking that we possess all the answers. Selfishness and ego fuel many of our decisions. We stumble often, dust ourselves off, and try again. It seems to be a constant war between what we know we should do, and what we ultimately decide to do.
We do not have to despair today. We know a God who still moving and still working.
I am grateful to know that God’s thoughts are not our thoughts, and our ways are not His ways (Isaiah 55:9) I am also grateful that when we need God to step into a situation to do a supernatural work, He acts out of who He is and not out of what we are. Here are just a few of God’s attributes:
God is merciful – Deuteronomy 4:31
God is judge – Psalms 50:6
God is full of compassion – Psalms 116:5
God is love – 1 John 4:8
God is wise – Romans 16:27
I often mishandle certain situations, and allow myself to be ruled by my thoughts and emotions in the heat of the moment. God is constant and steady. Unwavering and just. Powerful and wise. Everything can change when we invite Him into the situation and allow Him to move the way He desires to.
Prayer: I am so thankful today that You never change God. Knowing that You are still in absolute control brings me peace. Today I choose to trust in You, and will rest in knowing who You are.