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Every Ocean is just a Drop of Water

I threw my phone away by accident. Okay.

I have this really bad habit of throwing things away. When I clean, I CLEAN. I try to be as minimalistic as possible with certain things, because who needs clutter? But sometimes being that way is not always best.

My mom and I drove super early to take my first State Board exam. I had studied every day after I graduated (which was in the beginning of December). I studied so much that one morning I woke up saying, “Universal precautions!” Apparently, I had been dreaming about the Infection Control chapter. 

After cleaning my bedroom, kitchen, and the living room, (you’re welcome mom), I noticed I hadn’t checked on my phone in a while. I was awaiting the email that told me if I passed or not.

So I looked and looked, and looked some more. I even had my sister call me 3 times trying to search for it. After 15 minutes of full-on sweating, I realized that I could just search for my phone using icloud. And boy I was singing when I heard that search call. 

As I was listening intently for it, I got closer and closer to the trash bin for some reason. Thinking I put it on the cupboard behind the trash bin, I looked around it only to open up the trash lid and find the lost treasure!

How silly is that? I got tore up on such a small thing. I had a good excuse for being stressed out over it, but why do we get so caught up in the small stuff?

This time of year is especially easy to get aggravated by the small things that don’t seem to go our way. Or instead of taking one thing at a time, we throw all these goals and distactions from just living life.

One of my favorite songs right now is from Leeland, and there’s a verse in the lyrics that gets me every time. 

Every ocean is just a drop of water.

When I hear this verse I am reminded one thing. That God is creator over all.

He made the ocean and the drops of water in it. He created the big things and the small things. When we see something overwhelming or challenging, why do we worry about diving in by ourselves?

‘“I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand.”

Isaiah 42:6a

He will hold your hand.

I read this verse by accident this morning. Oh how sweet is the living Word! He fights for us, even when we are unable. He stands beside us when we are weak. He carries us when we are unable to walk. He is the cure to everything we can never be!

Dedicate this new year with me for the Lord. He already knows what is going to happen. Don’t worry about trying to do it all on your own. We all have struggles and upcoming obstacles, but none of them are bigger than our Father! 

My Pastor said this quote once before and it spoke so much meaning. 

“If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. But since our greatest need was forgiveness, God sent us a Savior.” -Max Lucado

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year’s Eve! Spend time with family and friends and enjoy every little thing!

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