I missed it this morning. It was not there when I was driving to work.
Did you see the moon yesterday morning? And the big star next to it (which I believe was actually Venus)? It was beautiful!
I was in the car singing “How Great Thou Art!” at the top of my lungs, off key and off beat, when the verse from Psalms 46:10 came to my mind: “Be still, and know that I am God” (I am wondering if my singing was so bad that God was telling me to shut up).
Anyhow, it was a moment of awe, staring at God’s wonderful creation.
As I arrived at work, before the activities of day even started, I had a long conversation with someone who is struggling at this moment of his life. An overwhelming combination of issues is really heavy on his shoulders right now (sounds familiar?).
My first tendency would typically be to grab a piece of paper and start listing the options of what he can do, and discuss the pros and cons of each of them. But instead, the verse from Psalms came back to me and I was able to listen more, to better understand what is going on, and to share some of my struggles and how God has been holding me through those.
I didn’t want to give the impression I don’t have struggles, because they are indeed many, but that I hold on to an awesome God who is much bigger than me and my problems.
When I remember that, I take a deep breath, hold on to His hand, and move forward, trying to live in a way that honors and glorifies Him, until I can be in His presence forever.