Today’s Scripture Selection: Isaiah 40:12

“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?  Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?”

Does your life ever feel out of balance?

Too many people; demanding too much of you?

Too much work to do in too little time?

Not enough time to catch your breath; much less feel really rested?

Then join the club.

In my pastoral care and counseling work, it is one of the complaints I hear most often – that life is just moving too fast and everything is falling out of balance.

Well, there are any number of helpful things you can do when you are feeling that way.  But I find that one of the most helpful is to simply remember who holds the scales in His hand.

According to the Scriptures, God once looked out on creation and said, “Good.”

And, though over the centuries, that same creation has fallen out of balance, one way or another, God still values what He has created.

God is not ready to give up on us.  Patiently; lovingly God weighs it all, time and again – making adjustments as needed according to divine, providential care.

You and I are under that watchful eye.

So, when life seems sorely out of balance – if we will just stop for a moment – and prayerfully seek God’s presence – I believe the scales will begin to shift a bit.  We will be helped to see how to find that equilibrium we so desperately need.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for weighing all of life in your scales; thank you for helping me to find a healthy balance when I need it the most.  AMEN.


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