Devotionals Daily: A Year with Jesus


From Dear Jesus by Sarah Young

Remember that I can fit everything into a pattern for good, including the things you wish were different. Start with where you are at this point in time and space, accepting that this is where I intend you to be.

Dear Jesus,

How I long to see this all-embracing pattern for good! I can’t begin to imagine how You can fit everything into such a pattern. My current situation seems like a gigantic mistake to me: something I should have been able to prevent. I’m trying to accept my circumstances as Your will, but I feel as if I’m clawing my way up a sheer cliff. Help me make a new beginning, right where I am.

Beloved, even if I showed you the all-encompassing pattern, you wouldn’t be able to understand it. Some things—many things—are simply beyond your comprehension. Do not indulge in obsessing about what you could have done differently, for that is an exercise in unreality: The past cannot be different from what has actually occurred.

There is only one place to make a new beginning, and that is NOW: the unique intersection of time and space you currently inhabit. I believe you can accept the present moment without too much difficulty. After all, you are conversing with Me, your Savior and Shepherd, this very moment. You can also handle the next moment as it comes—and the next. What you find most difficult to accept is the way the future looks to you: basing your predictions on current circumstances. But the future is one of those secret things beyond your domain; release it to Me, the rightful Owner. Refuse to worry about the future, and you will find your resources for today quite sufficient. Remember that I am part of those resources, and nothing is impossible with Me!

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. - Romans 8:28 AMP

The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. - Deuteronomy 29:29

For nothing is impossible with God. - Luke 1:37

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