I type this at midnight… with the inability to sleep.
Of course, the only logical thing is to finish a book and then scroll through Instagram.
Someone I follow posted Psalm 57:2 as an encouragement on purpose.
I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.Psalm 57:2
That was an encouragement to me, because I feel that at times, especially lately, like I don’t have a purpose.
Reading the Psalm in its entirety, I can see the lamenting feelings and through it all, the author, David, has faith in God – that He will see him through his trial, confidence that God hears his cry.
I haven’t been feeling 100% the past few days, with little sleep – what I do get isn’t high quality. Hence why I’m up at midnight… 🙂
We’re all facing different challenges in life. It comes up a lot in discussion circles that we tend to run to God with the big things, but neglect to bring the small things to Him, as if he can’t be bothered with the day-to-day things we go through. God is there for it all, not just the monumental things, but for the little things.
In a recent conversation with a friend, we talked about practicing righteousness and what that looks like.
We are made righteous through Jesus (Romans 5:19) and we were brought into a reconciled relationship with our Creator. In Jewish times, what fascinates me, is the tabernacle and the practice of sacrifices and atonement. With Jesus bearing our punishment and taking the place of sin itself, He ripped down the curtain and we now have this access that we never had before.
Hebrews 10:19-25 describes this further – that we can have confidence because of Jesus, to go to God in prayer, knowing that He hears us, He cares for us and He is miraculous.
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. List us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised us faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.Hebrews 10:17-25
No matter how big or small our challenges are right now, we can go to Him and surrender.