The word today is “beyond”
Beyond is a hard word for me. Mostly because when I think of the word “beyond,” I think about the future. I wish I could know the future. I worry about the future. I am constantly trying to fix the future. I spend so much time in the beyond that I miss the right now.
But beyond can also mean, praying beyond myself. Moving beyond myself. It can be that place where the Lord is set to move me. My problem is I want to know where that is. I want to know the beyond. And most of the time, the Lord (and I picture Him doing this with a sweet, gentle smiling chuckle) says “no. that is for me to know and you to rest in.”
Beyond. It’s a tricky word. It’s a tricky place. It’s only when I can rest in the right now, forgetting about the beyond that I can appreciate it when it comes. I get frustrated when my beyond is unknown. But the truth is, it isn’t. It might be unknown to me, but it’s never been unknown to Him. He knows what stupid decisions I might make, He knows what honest choices I might make and He has it all covered. Why do I worry so much about the beyond? He’s got it all under control.
And honestly, wouldn’t you rather have it under His control than mine? Seriously.