TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
“Surely Your goodness …will pursue me all the days of my life…”
Psalm 23:6 (NLT2)
GOD IS WATCHING
One cold, snowy Minnesota night, a kid got lost on the way home. The snow was blowing so fast and piling up so high, he couldn’t see any street signs. With no map in the car and a dead cell phone, he thought he might be stranded so he pulled over to the side of the road. Then breaking through the flurries, he saw the headlights of a plow truck in his rearview mirror. He turned in and followed the truck, hopeful that it would lead him back somewhere he recognized.
He followed that truck for what felt like hours. The truck turned left and he turned left. He’d swing to the right, and he was right on his tail. After a while, he saw brake lights from the plow, followed by four-way flashers. The plow had stopped, and the driver got out and approached his car. “Why are you following me, kid?” the plow driver asked. “Well sir, my dad told me if I was ever lost in a snowstorm, I should wait for a plow truck and then follow it.” “Well,” said the plow driver, “I just finished clearing the Walmart parking lot. Want to follow me over to Best Buy?”
In Psalm 23, David knew that God’s goodness was pursuing him everywhere he went. There wasn’t a step that David took that God wasn’t watching and wanting to show David His goodness. There isn’t anywhere we go, no matter how lost we feel, where God isn’t pursuing us and wanting us to experience His goodness.
On Sunday Mike shared Romans 8:28, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” How have you seen God working in your life recently?
Talk to God about any areas of your life where you feel lost right now. Ask Him to help make you more aware of His presence and praise Him for being there.