Sunday, May 28, 2023

You Are Loved Not Lost by Sharon Musgrove #Devotional #SundayThoughts


“God’s love is meteoric,

His loyalty astronomic,

His purpose titanic,

His verdicts oceanic.

Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost;

Not a man, not a mouse,

Slips through the cracks.” 

Psalm 36:5-6 MSG



Sometimes it’s easy to feel as though we’ve slipped through the cracks of “unseen” and “unimportant.”  The one hundredth job application goes unanswered, a social media posts goes unliked, or phone calls are not returned.  Perhaps the doctor forgets to put in that referral, the children don’t come to visit, or the promotion goes (yet again) to someone else.  When, in this world, it seems as though we’re overlooked, a psalmist’s words remind us that no matter how grand the universe, God still sees and cares for every detail.


On a recent trip to Manhattan, New York, I took in the view from the 63rd floor window of my hotel room.  It was magnificent!  From that height I could see over many of the surrounding buildings to both the Hudson River and the East River.  A cruise ship was assisted by a tugboat, pushing it into port.  A helicopter, like a dragonfly, buzzed in circles overhead.  Cars drifted the streets below, iconic yellow cabs standing out like Hawaiian Tang in the stream.  The city was full of energy as thousands of people bustled to their next thing.  


In that moment, the metropolis outside seemed as much God’s creation as the complex inner workings of the human body or the interconnectedness of earth and animals in nature.  Rather than feeling like just an observer, as is my common behavior, I saw myself as a part of the inner workings of this living machine called life. 


God’s grand design, vast as it may seem, includes you!  Instead of making you feel small, the details of this amazing planet are meant to make you feel loved.  God’s faithful love is vaster than you can universe upon universe yet homed in on the tiniest of details of atomic structure.


While mankind cannot keep track of a set of car keys, God has his eye on everything.  So, you are not lost, dear friend, you are God’s most valuable possession, held dear to His heart.  Your life matters to Him and your role in His kingdom has purpose.  Even if you’ve lost sight of it, He hasn’t.


Take a moment today to take in a panoramic view of your surroundings and make note of what brings you pleasure, down to its smallest detail.  God has not forgotten what makes you smile, nor has He ignored your deepest need.  As the words of this Psalm remind, you are known by Him and He is still creating the best life for you.


Author Bio:


Sharon has been writing and teaching biblically based curriculum, Bible studies, and devotionals since 2007.    


She has had the unique position of writing curriculum and teaching for two private, Christ-based, residential recovery programs. Both programs primarily served women in the homeless community.


Sharon has traveled multiple times to Kenya, serving on medical teams and teaching in the rural Maasai communities. She’s been privileged to speak in Leadership camps intended on encouraging and empowering the impoverished, underprivileged, and often abused young women.


Within these ministries, Sharon has witnessed the transformative power of loving words spoken to the broken-hearted. Sharing God’s love and witnessing its transformative power has become her passion.


Sharon and her husband, divide their time between Oregon and Hawaii. They have two grown children. 


Currently, Sharon is encouraging others via her inspirational blog, but prefers sharing face to face. Additionally, she is working towards a degree in Ministry. 



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