Friday Devotional - God Is All Around Us

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Friday Devotional - God Is All Around Us

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

Friday Devotional
Bare tree standing alone in a field with bright sunlight behind it

When my family and I first moved to Iowa, I was always in awe of the sky and how big it was. I often felt so close to God when I was outside. Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” I feel the same way today as I experience a beautiful sunrise or sunset, when I’m out on a lake, at the ocean, or up in the mountains. Seeing God in nature is powerful.

The Bible declares that God is all around us…all the time. Not just when we’re thinking about it. It’s a promise that He’s made to all who believe. And the great news is, it’s completely independent of our awareness of Him.

There are many things in life that block our view of God. Each person has their own obstacles…no doubt. One example that I hear a lot about, is worry. Worry gets in the way of us seeing God in life. Many of us worry too much. We convince ourselves that it’s just part of life, and that we could never escape it.

Here's a question for us: Who’s in charge of our life? If it’s you or me, then we have good reason to worry. But since God is in charge, worry is both unnecessary and counterproductive.

When we start to feel anxious about something, give it to God immediately. Give it up. Back off it by talking to God and refocus. God will either take care of it himself or show you how to handle it.

There’s no doubt that this world brings with it many problems. Let’s not lose sight of Him.

John 16:33 says. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

(Adapted from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)