Grandmother had just finished reading the story of Creation to her beloved four-year-old granddaughter, Beth. Sitting quietly in her lap, she noticed that Beth seemed to be in deep thought.
“Beth,” she asked, “what do you think of that story?”
“I love it, Grandmother!” she replied.
“Love it? Why?” Grandmother wondered.
“Well,” she replied carefully, “you just never know what God’s going to do next!”
While life is unpredictable, God isn’t. Even though we do not know what God is going to do next, He certainly does. And, one thing we who are Christians know for sure is this: whatever He brings into our lives is in our best interest to mold us and shape us into His likeness.
Whatever we face, we know that God will be with us and never abandon us. As life comes and goes, He does not pick and choose when He will be available to help us. He will not step back from the pain we may be enduring nor the problems we are forced to face and resolve. No, the Eternal One guides us, guards us, and guarantees His presence and power in our lives so that we can accept and overcome every obstacle and challenge.
Whether life is joyous or seemingly unjust, God will never give up on us, never fail us, or ever abandon us. When times are difficult and life seems horrible, we need to focus on Him.
Prayer: Lord, help us to trust in You and on You and know that You will never leave us or forsake us. May we always seek and sense Your will and way in our lives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: 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. Proverbs 3:5-6