However, I think God had a plan in my being out of sequence–I needed this reminder today, not yesterday.
We step right out with recognition of God in some things, then self-consideration enters our lives and down we go. If you are truly recognizing your Lord, you have no business being concerned about how and where He engineers your circumstances. The things surrounding you are real, but when you look at them you are immediately overwhelmed, and even unable to recognize Jesus. Then comes His rebuke, ” . . . why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:29-31). Let your actual circumstances be what they may, but keep recognizing Jesus, maintaining complete reliance upon Him.