Ezekiel 1:28 “All around him was a glowing halo, like a rainbow shining in the clouds on a rainy day.  This is what the glory of the Lord looked like to me.  When I saw it, I fell face down on the ground. . .”

Do you have any superstitions?  Superstitions are not logical, but they do show our deep desire to control what happens around us.  In the book of Ezekiel, we are reminded that no matter how dark the moment, God is present.  Ezekiel’s name means “God strengthens.”  And we grow stronger when we remember that no matter how powerful the opposing forces may be, God is in control.  God is in control of every nation during every era (Romans 13:1). He’s in charge of our lives, too, and because of this, we can surrender control.  

How about you?  When nervous, do you try to seize control?  Are you worried that God does not know what you are going through?  What do you need to surrender to Him?

Take a few moments to read and reflect on Ezekiel 1.  Remember that God is the one who can make us strong in the broken places.