Thursday, March 4, 2010


Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
Do you trust God, not only when life seems to be going in your favor, but when it's not? Do you trust God when you just don't understand? Such an easy task when life appears to be going your way. You can preach to others about the glory of Heaven, the power of God's hands, the spectacular overflowing love He gives us all. You can counsel others in their time of need, have words of encouragement and laughter to lift spirits, but put self to the test and it's an entirely different story. Faith begins to fade, your spirit begins to diminish and your heart begins to ask why, why me?
We all face trials, tribulations and periods of just plain suffering. You can answer the why me question with a worldly viewpoint such as: we suffer so that there will be compassion, which is a by product of the impact of witnessing suffering or, you could answer it with God's viewpoint. In Romans Paul explains suffering in such that he reminds us of Gods plans.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

In other words: everything works together for His good. He has purpose in absolutely everything. Brokenness leads to blessing, death leads to life (John 12:24) and suffering leads to glory (Romans 8:17).. Without trials, you would remain the same and Gods purpose is to change you. His goal is to make you better, make you stronger, and most importantly to make you like His Son. He wants you to be whole and to be confident of your purpose in life. He doesn't want you to stay paralyzed in questioning; he wants you to already know the answer. Trust Me.
Ruth Bell Graham said "I lay my "whys?" before Your cross in worship kneeling, my mind beyond all hope, my heart beyond all feeling; and worshiping, realize that I in knowing You, don't need a "why?"

He is faithful. He is good. He is just. He is God.

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