Deceiving Circumstances

Ecclesiastes 11:1-6

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Ecclesiastes 11:4 "He who observes the wind will not sow and He who regards the clouds will not reap."

On days when I'm tired, or worries press in and sit like a set of weights on my shoulders, I cannot accomplish the simplest task. But when my sky is blue, the birds are singing and all seems right in my world, I accomplish great things.

Circumstances and feelings are so deceptive. I cannot trust them. They cripple me into believing there is nothing I can do, when, if fact, there is much I can do. I must learn to look at the world with my spiritual eyes and see the reality of what is there. I must look beyond the clouds and the storms and see the God who controls it all.

Prayer: Lord grant me spirit sight to see beyond the circumstances of the here and now to the truth of You and of Your world. Amen

by KDW
published in Secret Place
Fall Issue, 1995

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Ecclesiastes 11:1-6

Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again. Give portions to seven, yes to eight, for you do not know what disaster may come upon the land. If clouds are full of water, they pour rain upon the earth. Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where it falls, there will it lie. Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap. As you do not know the path of the wind or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the maker of all things. Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.