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I am probably more of a chicken in life than I would care to admit. A simple car ride was all I needed to show me the depths to which my “chickenhood” had fallen …

The other morning, I got in my car to go where I have now gone numerous times. I set my GPS for no other reason than security. I like hearing her voice and feeling assured I am, indeed, heading in the right direction and taking the correct turn.

There is something to be said about knowing even if the road should be closed, or a detour set up due to construction, the GPS will recalibrate and I will still get to my destination.

There are days I watch the news and feel like the world has gone crazy. Who can make sense of it all? Surely not me.

So one tries to understand the hurt people inflict on one another but to no avail. How can people kill senselessly? How can children be abandoned with no one to care for them? How do we make sense of all which is occurring in the world today?

It is then our minds recalibrate, correct thinking returns, and we come to our senses …

Then I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I finally understood ….” (Psalm 73:17, NLT)

It is in His Presence that it all makes sense. It is there that I remember …

“Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.” (Psalm 73:23-26, NLT)

World circumstances may not improve any time soon. But as I recalibrate, my vantage point returns. Questions may remain unanswerable but I receive the assurance of the presence of God.

It is then I remember nothing in heaven or on earth is better than being near God.

And nothing is better than knowing He is near me!


Today I am joining … Thought Provoking Thursday and Everyday Jesus and Looking Up and Beloved Brews .