Many times in life we ask God the question, “Why?” Especially when in the midst of conflict, stress or trial, it's often hard to see that God is still in control. However, Romans 8:28 reminds us, “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.” (NIV)
In Luke 10. Jesus sends his followers out and tells them how to go about from town to town as they spread the Good News. They understood everything He told them and as a result had a huge success on their mission. There were many who heard the parables Jesus told, witnessed miracles and yet did not understand. That is so sad.
Over the years, there have been many times when I have experienced difficult trials. I have learned over the years that no matter what happens and no matter what God asks of me, He will get the glory from it. There have been events in my life that I wish had never occurred. Each trial and tribulation has built character, faith and perseverance.
James 1:2-4 (NIV), “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
Jesus rejoiced that the disciples got it! He rejoices when we get it! God is not an angry, vengeful or domineering Lord. He is the God of Love. He came to this earth as a man and suffered for all mankind out of Love, and He will reign forever and ever and ever out of love. One day, all of those who did not see will see, and it will be too late.
Romans 14:11 (NIV) It is written: ” 'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.' “
1 Peter 1:8 (NIV) “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,”
Look for God. He can be seen everywhere and in everything. Blessed are you who have learned to see and understand God as He reveals himself to you.
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