I have made the earth, and created man upon it: my hands, have stretched
out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.”
~Isaiah 45:12

I was frustrated. A part of my life felt out of balance—out of control. Even though I had worked hard to improve it, I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. “I’m fed up, God,” I said as I walked through my garden to pick vegetables.

“I’m pretty busy managing all the complexities of the universe, but I’ve got time for you,” God said. “What’s troubling you, child?”

I walked the rows of squash bushes and poured my heart out to God. When I was finished He said, “I’m setting things into motion for you to be happy.”

“I hope so,” I sighed. “It’s hard to see that when things are falling apart.”

“They aren’t falling apart, they are falling into place,” God said gently. “It’s all going to work out in your favor.”

“Are you sure?” I asked.

God chuckled. “If I can create the heavens and the earth and hold together the universe, I can certainly manage your life and all its details.”

“Well, now that you put it that way, I see your point,” I said. I reached down and picked a beautiful zucchini and placed it in the basket I carried. A hawk flew overhead, calling out to the earth below. I shielded my eyes with my hand and looked up towards the sun to see it. I watched its wings gracefully cut through the air as it went on its way. I thought of Jesus’ words: “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

God reached down and lovingly tousled my hair. I stood for a moment in His gentle breeze and felt my life settle into a sense of peace, knowing that God was orchestrating my life for the better.

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