It's No Surprise to God


After graduating from college and starting my first nursing job at a hospital, I suffered from extreme anxiety. I would set the alarm to wake me at 5 am on the days I had to work, but anxiety awoke me much earlier. I can recall like it was yesterday, waking at 3 am in a cold sweat with my heart beating as if I was racing against Allyson Felix. Knowing the potential of what I could face on that day consumed my mind. One day on my drive to work, while listening to a Christian radio station, the radio host read Psalm 139:16 NLT You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. The moment I heard this scripture, I knew that God was speaking directly to me.

I don't know what you may be facing right now in your life, but whatever it is, it is not a surprise to God. Every single day of your life was written in His book before it came to be. Because God is a good father and knows everything you will face, He has provided a path that ensures it will always work for your good. So, if you are mentally consumed with thoughts of what could happen, remember God already knows what will happen. God is leading and guiding you on a path of development, blessings, and favor. Trust the path He has set for you to take.

Prayer for the Journey

God, no day in my life catches you by surprise. All the days of my life were written in your book before one of them came into existence. Help me to remember during trials that you love me. You don't cause the suffering I experience, but you use it for your glory and my growth. Every hardship I encounter always works out for my good. I trust the plan and process you have established for my life.

In Jesus Name, Amen!

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