Thursday, September 13, 2018


 In Proverbs 21:1, we read: “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.”

“That’s one crooked river, Grandfather. Look how it twists and turns. Powerful, isn’t it?”

“It appears so. But things aren't always as they seem. One flood could change the river’s course.”

“You’re talking about the Bible verse we learned? But Grandfather, it seems impossible.”

“Surely does.” He tilted his head, eyebrow cocked. “That’s a hard lesson to learn, son.

“Remember when we drove through the mountains? You thought we were going down hill when we were actually going up? We can’t rely on our feelings. They’ll confuse us.”

“I remember. I was positive we were going down. Until I looked behind us.”

“Or the summer day when you thought water covered the road up ahead? When we got there...”

“Dry. So what’s this supposed to teach me?”

“To understand the Lord Jesus is in control. When the storms of life hit, it appears He’s forgotten me. Not true. He’s in charge when I’m not aware of it.

“Once you learn the secret that the King’s in control, you can rest in Him. He has your back.”

“Do you always remember the secret?”

“You have me there, Timmy.” Grandfather chuckled. “Have to confess I’ve forgotten a time or two."

“So, I’m in the Lord Jesus’ Secret Service?”

“Indeed, son. Good thinking.”

Kingdom Thinking. I have a problem. I find it difficult to remember the Lord Jesus is in control. He promises to love me with an everlasting love and never leave nor forsake me. I have to remind myself He keeps His promises. How about you? Would you like to be in His Secret Service?