TODAY’S SCRIPTURE Deuteronomy 30:11-20

Life is different when you are small. As a child, you have as many dreams as your imagination can handle; all the places you want to go and things you want to do. But in a world that seems to have been made for bigger people, it is not so easy to see these things come to reality. Just to reach a cup from the cabinet to get a drink, a climb might be involved. Maybe you had the experience of trying to play the sport with the older kids and discovering you just didn’t have the strength or speed to keep up.

As we mature, our perspectives change. We come to understand that some of the things we used to desire are not that important to us any more. We spend more time thinking about the health and happiness of our family, and our own desire to walk more closely with Christ. Yet life has likely taught us a few lessons along the way about our shortcomings. There’s the sin that we just can’t kick. There’s the badly handled situation that will never completely leave our conscience. It’s a world too big for us to conquer on our own. But fortunately, there’s also a loving God to help us, and because of Him, we have hope.

In Moses’ farewell sermon, the book of Deuteronomy, he reminds us that God loves us dearly and is never far away. He’s not so high up that we can’t reach Him. He’s not so far away that we can’t travel to Him. Instead, God has given us His Word to place in our hearts so that we have everything we need to grab our Father’s hand and walk beside Him (Deuteronomy 30:14). When we draw near to God, God draws near to us. In fact, He already loves us before we could know to love Him back. Little children have much they can’t do on their own, but they are able to approach life with joy and hope, because they know that when their father is near, he will help them along the way. It’s no different for us.

Today, I will…accept my limitations. I will do the good in this day that I can and trust God to make up where I lack.