Trusting God to Keep our Lives in Orbit

A little over two weeks ago everyone waited patiently for the sun and moon to align. This day would go down in history as we all watched the eclipse with our special glasses on and waited for it to get dark in the middle of the afternoon.


It was such a neat experience that I can’t possibly put into words. Sure, you can talk about the science behind it but it is so much greater than that. Think about the sun, the moon, their beauty, and creation itself.. you can not tell me there is not a God in this world! I feel God’s presence every time I’m outside and see the beauty of all that He created.

I actually watched the eclipse with my friend Natalie. We were sitting outside in her front yard and when it got totally dark and the sun and moon were completely aligned, you could hear everyone in the neighborhood, in unison go AHH! No one could quite comprehend what was happening.


While the eclipse was such a neat, humbling experience, I couldn’t help but think, we experience something neat every day. God makes the sun and moon rise/ set every day, of every week, of every month, of every year. 

Then I started thinking about this quote that I read in a book:

“We’re on a planet that’s spinning at a thousand miles per hour, traveling through space. We never doubt God’s ability to keep the planets in orbit, yet we worry about God keeping our lives in orbit.”

-Mark Batterson // Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge

My guess is.. no one loses sleep wondering if God will keep the planets in orbit or make the sun rise the next morning, yet we can spend hours tossing and turning at night over our own problems in our own lives.

Let that sink in for just a minute. If we can trust God with the big things in life, we can trust God with all of the small things in life too. Never forget that the same God who makes the world turn can make everything okay in our own little worlds too!


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