Looking for peace?
There may be times when it feels like God is not working in our lives. But as scripture tells us, God is always working things out for the good of those who love Him (even in those moments when we can't possibly see how).
“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)
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6)
When these times hit, it's important to recognize where you "are" blessed and give Him thanks.
Are you living in a home? Do you have enough to eat? Are you clothed? Do you have a job?
These are just a few things we take for granted versus how millions live all around the world.
Also know, that this too shall pass. Whatever it is that is going on right now, will end at some point.
The longer it takes, the more time we should commit to seeking God's guidance. Sadly, we tend to do the complete opposite, and withdraw or become angry and bitter.
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." (Romans 12:12)
"Never stop praying." (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
God isn't out to make our lives miserable. How we handle these times is a choice. Our choice.
We live in a broken world and bad things happen that are flat out beyond our control. But, there are also times when our current situation was caused by our own poor decisions.
Is God to blame? No. In fact, He wants nothing more than for us to come to Him for help and understanding.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." (Isaiah 41:10)
Call to God in times of confusion, stress, and adversity. He is really hoping you will.
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