November 21, Rhythm of Life
Today’s reading: Psalms 101-105
“He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down. You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl. The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God. The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens. Then people go out to their work, to their labor until evening” - Psalm 104:19-23.
There is a rhythm of life, established by God through His wisdom and creativity. Psalm 104 focuses on God’s creation, which includes not only the objects you see, but the patterns that men, animals, and planets follow. The psalmist is reminding the reader that if God is in control of all that, then He has no problem being in control of your life as well. Jesus repeated this lesson when He taught, “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Luke 12:5-6). Are you fretting over your financial or professional situation? Do you see the lesson in today’s verses, and are you ready to apply them to your life where you are right now? Can you also see how silly it is to worry about whether or not God will provide for you?