“I do not know where to begin or what to say,” he confessed with a face that was “covered” with confusion.
“Well, start any place, and we’ll see if we can unwind things. God promised that He would guide us when we asked for His directions,” I replied.
“Some people look at me and ask if I’ve just received a fatal diagnosis. Others want to know if my wife and children just abandoned me. Some want to know if I’m on my way to jail. It’s humiliating. Nothing’s really wrong - but people think my life is a disaster,” he continued.
Tom is like many others we meet every day. Forlorn looks, drooped shoulders, eyes looking for a light, ears listening for something that will change things. What is the solution to their problems?
God’s wisdom. Though it may not be easy to follow, it’s simple to understand. Though it creates difficult choices, it leads to a blest, happy and joyful life. Solomon, under God’s guidance, wrote, “Blessed,” or happy, “is the man who finds wisdom.”
But, what do we need to do to “get it?” We “get it” when we walk in a right relationship with God. Being “right” with God is an essential, basic ingredient in the life of the Christian. Our God is a righteous God, and we can expect no blessings, happiness, joy or peace until we make things “right” with Him!
And, we must thank Him for that! If we have a spike in our temperature, we know we have a health problem. When we lose the joy of His salvation, we have a heart problem; God is at work!
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for loving us so much. You do everything You can to keep us close beside You. Thanks, again! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Proverbs 3:13 Blessed is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding.