|How the road looks to me at times.|
Too often, my thinking is, I'm his child so He should:
Rescue me, take all the pain away,
give me no hardship, sickness,
no bad times.
But, when I look at history, believers who served God mightily have also suffered.
We see ill health; pain; early death; poverty, even torture for their faith in their pathway.
In some cases we are given a record detailing their lives and work in the kingdom, yet with suffering and hardship. I am seeing that God their Father did not cushion their lives, prevent pain, sorrow, hardship, sickness and even death - but their lives were held never-the-less in God's keeping, and they did not walk alone.
Moreover, only in some cases are we are given a glimpse of the value of the lives of those around us. It seems to me that too often we only see/ or maybe notice the hard parts, not the glory.
So, the bottom line today is:
Do I trust that God is in my hardship as well as the good times?
Do I believe God loves me and is directing my life?
Do I give Him thanksgiving and worship even when my life is not going my
Yes, and Yes, and Yes.
I do Lord God, by your enabling power in my life trust you.