I spent the last week in the Southwestern United States camping, hiking, and rafting in Arizona and Utah. This was my first time visiting the desert areas of the United States, but my third week-long trip exploring the Western portion of the United States with some adventurous friends of mine. Having grown up in North Carolina my whole life, I always jump at the chance to explore the more desolate, quiet, and simple parts of our great country. It’s no secret that life has a little more uncertainty these days, but there’s immense certainty in God’s beautiful creations.
One of the highlights of our trip was rafting the Colorado River, which runs inside the Grand Canyon. Imagine what it would be like to go to sleep inside the Grand Canyon...(next time you see me I’ll tell you!) While the rafting experience was exhilarating, we found ourselves relishing the more peaceful aspects of our trip. The photo for this devotional was taken at Dead Horse Point State Park in Moab, Utah. We hiked out to the edge of this park on the last night to watch the sunset. You may recognize that little silhouette in the photo (Hint: It’s me!).
Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” As this photo helps to explain, evidence of God’s creation is all around us. We often miss the opportunity to exalt (praise) God because we are always moving and can’t seem to stay still. When you find yourself trying to keep up with life’s twists and turns: go outside, watch the sunset, and be still and know that God is God of all.