Choosing Faith Each Day, Jeremiah

Day 4: Waiting For God’s Outcome

God knows us before we are even formed in the womb. God knows us inside and out. God knows the good parts of us and the parts that we try to hide. And, he loves us anyway. God knows how each piece of our lives will unfold. So, we need to let go of control and trust in the Lord.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you”
–Jeremiah 1:5 (NKJV)

When people come into your life, embrace them. God put them there for a reason. God loves to use people to do his good works. So, when someone comes into your life, thank God. Pray and ask God to guide you. Sometimes, people come into your life to help. Sometimes, these people are put there to help you. Do not be afraid to speak the words that God has put on your heart.

“For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
And whatever I command you, you shall speak.
Do not be afraid of their faces,
For I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord.
–Jeremiah 1:7-8 (NKJV)

I sincerely believe that God has put people in my life the past few days to help me. Their help comes in different ways, prayers, the right words and support to help me with things that I am not good at doing. Embrace the help. If God is nudging you, listen. Do not be afraid! God is greater than anything on earth and will bring you through it.

Today, is my mom’s surgery. It will be at 2:30 p.m. today. I am waiting. I am going to travel up there after lunch. I probably won’t be home until very late.

My sister-in-law texted me this morning with her daily devotional. She said that it was written by Wendy Lou Lee (baby Grace from Little House on the Prairie), who underwent brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. She was amazed that this was the day she read his devotional, on the same day that my mom is going into surgery for the same procedure. The author had a choice to make, “rail against God and attempt to power through in my own strength or accept God’s sovereign will, surrendering the fight to the One who held my future in His hands.”

I am going go through today, knowing that God is in charge. God only knows the outcome of my mom’s surgery. May God’s will be done. God’s will is far greater than my own.


Dear God,

I do not know what is going happen today. I will keep my eyes on you today, God. You will not let fear, sadness or anxiety take control of me. I will trust in you, God.


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