God is always working

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”

IsaiAh 26:3 NLT

‭‭We could look back on 2020, and even ahead, to the difficult weeks and months that many of us are facing, and ask, “where is God in all this?”

Yesterday, I sat on our broad windowsill, watching how the wind caught the top of the sea and made little white ‘caps’ across the water. I watched the trees swaying, the long grass flattening, as the wind touched it, and how the wind caused the huge, heavy blades of the wind turbines to turn, creating electricity for nearby farms. 

The wind is a blessing. It moves moist air around, keeping people, animals and plants hydrated. And so much more. 

Just because we can’t see how God could be working behind the scenes, doesn’t mean He isn’t.

(Mustard Seed Blog)

We can’t see the wind. But we know it exists because we see the result of its work. We can’t see God either, but we know He exists, and can rest assured that He never ceases to workEVERYTHING together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans‬ ‭8:28‬)

I don’t know your circumstances, and 2020 was certainly a difficult year for many of us, but I will say this: Perhaps what you might view as a setback in your life is actually God’s setup. 

There were many times when Jesus’ disciples didn’t understand what Jesus was doing and couldn’t grasp what He was telling them. It was only with hindsight that the penny dropped. One such time was when He washed their feet, and had to tell them “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will” (John 13:7 NLT)

When we give up our need to know all the details of every circumstance, we can rest in the confidence that belongs to the person whose mind is fixed on God – the only one who do does know.  

Jill 💜

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I love getting together with friends and sharing with each other over a cup of coffee what God is doing in our lives, it boosts my faith and lifts my heart. That's the aim of this blog. There's a story behind it; It was inspired after a friend gave me a single mustard seed, saying ‘that’s all it takes Jill’. What my friend didn’t know was that the very same morning God had reminded me of a promise He'd made to me over 20 years before regarding writing. I took the mustard seed home, planted it and watched it grow from a tiny sapling to a large, flourishing shrub at our front door. Every time I look at it it reminds me that our God is always true to his promises. Jesus lives in and works through his people, every single day. It's good to share what he's doing! I love talking about Him and writing about Him.

5 thoughts on “God is always working

  1. This is one of those times when I think we have to hold onto the rope of faith as tight as we can.

    Today I read headlines about what happened in Washington, D.C. yesterday, and I was upset (I live in the US). I prayed, and God said, “Be still, and know that I am God…” I calmed down. God is still here, and He’s still in control.

    I had cataract surgery in both eyes in 2012. I was terrified and angry. I couldn’t see how God could use anything like that. But out of that came numerous blessings I realized later, not only for myself, but for others.

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    1. Psalm 46:10 is one of my favourite scriptures (“be still and know that I am God…”) and it has still my racing heart many a time in circumstances I didn’t understand. How lovely that the Lord came and whispered His Word to you in that way.
      Isn’t He wonderful!? ❤️

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      1. Yes, He is wonderful. I seem to be prone to the kind of anxiety that gives me that “deer in the headlights” feeling–I just don’t know what to do, and I freeze. But God has calmed me down many times, and replaces that anxiety with peace.

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