Numbers 6:24-26, "May the LORD bless you and protect you. May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. May the LORD show you His favor and give you His peace."
Who doesn't want to be blessed? We say, "Bless you!" when we sneeze, even! But what does that truly mean? To be blessed? When thinking of God's blessings, we often think of job promotions, making a school sport's team, or newborn babies - but His blessings often look different than we might expect!
In today's reading, God gives a specific prayer for Moses and the priests to bless the Israelites that begins with: "May the Lord bless you and protect you." God loves to bless us, and He knows what's best for our lives. Yet, we often think we're in the driver's seat and that we know what's best. Disappointment sets in when God's blessings don't align with our timing or what we might have originally imagined. But God's true blessing is higher and greater than anything we could ever ask for or imagine. It's within the waiting, within the step of faith, within the trust that such wealth is found. God blesses patience, the willingness to wait and believe in Him.
This week, trust that God is in control. He desires to bless you and use you for His good. Even when His blessings look different than expected, thank Him and trust that He knows what's best!
Dear God, Thank You for Your constant blessings. Help me trust that You are in control and know what is best for my life. Amen.