Today’s Scripture Reading: Proverbs 1:1 through Proverbs 4:27
Have you ever had a time in your life when you just didn’t understand how God could allow something to happen?
I’ve been there many times in my life.
There have been things I’ve experienced that left me wondering…
“God, why would you allow this to happen to me?”
“God, why did you give me this beautiful gift and then take away?”
There are just some things we would rather not have at all than to have them for just a minute and then in an instant, they’re gone.
What do I do when I feel this way?
- All of the tough times God has brought me through
- How He has used those tough times to help me to minister to others
- How God has worked my tough times out for my good and His Glory
- That I see life through a pin-hole and my Heavenly Father, the God of the Universe sees and knows the big and eternal picture
- The party is in heaven not on this sinful earth
- Tell God all the details of my pain– every question, and concern
- For God’s love and comfort to be greater than my grief
- For my faith to be strengthened
- For scripture to be brought to my remembrance
- For God to be glorified during this difficult time
Read His Word
- Expect Him to speak to me
- Record it when He does
- Hold my Bible, sleep with it when I need a physical reminder of God’s Presence
Be Alone With Him
- I call it “Porch Time”
- Not praying , not reading just being with Him
- For time to pass
- The unknown to be known
- Heaven to make all things clear
Today’s scriptures in the Proverbs had so many truths but Proverbs 3: 5-6 (This is one you should memorize) jumped off the page as the blueprint for tough times.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
Father, I trust you and I’m going to do my best not to depend on my own understanding!
Amen and Amen!
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Proverbs 5:1 through Proverbs 7:27