I enjoyed Carly’s reflection about the “flocks we tend” from last time.
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” (5:6-7)
I know we are broken records on here about humility but it is E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G!
You focus on staying humble/honest with yourself and God, and let Him do His thing.
Why, on earth, do our grimy little mits try to grab at His job so much?￼ Maybe it’s connected to our doubt of the second part. We think we are the only ones looking out for our best interests, because we forget He cares about/for us. This is also connected to pride. Geez.
This verse came to my mind very recently, and I thought about how I would do well to remember it more often, in more circumstances. My posture toward the LORD should always be humble. So should my posture with others.
He is strong in all cases, no matter how we perceive our weaknesses. Let’s humble ourselves under His mighty hand today. What does that look like for you?