Grains of Sand, Ocean Waters, and Blue Skies

How precious to me are Your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. PSALM 139:17-18 NIV 

What, or who, is consuming your thought life today? The answer will determine what kind of day is ahead. If there’s a problem that looks insurmountable, a struggle to forgive someone, a feeling of loneliness, an endless list of things to do, the first thing to do is to keep putting Jesus first! If we put every thought in line behind Him and remind ourselves that He thinks about us constantly, our soul’s sigh of relief comes. We’re on His mind and there isn’t a single thing we can do to stop the avalanche of love coming into our lives right now. 

God’s love is the only thing we should allow to overwhelm us. It’s unstoppable and all-encompassing. It’s constant and comforting. It’s in every thought He has of us, and those thoughts outnumber the grains of sand. And what does love do? Love does what is best, love does whatever is patient and kind, love does everything it can and more than enough. YOU are what Jesus is thinking about! He sees any turmoil going on in your heart, mind, and life, and He has loving truth to cover it all: 

I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. JOHN 14:27 NLT  

Peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. PHILIPPIANS 4:7 NLT  

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 TIMOTHY 1:7 NKJV 

We can’t let fear have the last say today because we’re loved higher, wider, and deeper than it can ever go. The grains of sand, the ocean waters and the skies of blue can’t come close to measuring God’s love for us. When our thoughts begin with Him, our days begin to get better. The only thing mandatory is letting Jesus manage everything, allowing His love to keep our hearts and minds at peace. 

Father, let Your love come and overtake me today, so that all of my thoughts turn to You. 

This is an excerpt from The Beach is Calling: 90 Devotions for Rest & Relaxationa devotional now available on Shop all books, journals, and devotions from DaySpring here.