Psalm 16:8-9

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.

Confidence, security, and contentment are things that are sought out by the world as means to a balanced life. Some even spend a lifetime chasing after these things believing they result in permanent happiness. While there is nothing sinful per se about confidence, security and contentment, it makes a huge difference, where we seek to find them. The bible says that the way to live is to seek the Lord first. He is always with us; He is our advocate, our support, and our companion for our life journey. In Him we will find our confidence because He has overcome it all, even death! In Him we are always secure even when we struggle or suffer in life. When we turn to the Lord, we are acknowledging our faith in Him and not in ourselves. Lasting confidence, security, and contentment can only be found in pursuing our Heavenly Father.

Being a husband, father, Design Engineer, and ministry leader brings different sets of challenges. Leading a household, an aerospace project, or a group of Deacons requires discernment and wisdom. I’ve found that when I try to take on things on my own, I set myself up for failure. But, when I seek the Lord first in those things, I can find balance in all areas of my life. It doesn’t take long to know when I’ve strayed from the path that God has set out before me. It’s in those times that I give thanks to Him for letting me know when I’ve strayed so I can move toward Him to seek His will for me.

Lord give me the wisdom to turn to you first in everything. Teach me and help me to remember I can do all things through you who give me strength. Each day that I have is a gift of your grace and each day your mercies are new. Help me to start each day fresh on your promises. Thank you for your guidance, unconditional love, and your presence in my life.

– Greg Miller