Romans 8:28 NCV
When you’re in a situation where you’ve got more questions than answers, it takes faith to accept that “in everything God works for the good of those who love Him” (Romans 8:28 NCV). What you consider wasted experiences can become confidence-builders and priceless sources of insight – when you decide to learn from them! If you don’t, they’ll keep happening till you do. The Israelites went in circles for 40 years before they finally wised up. Don’t let that happen to you.
When you get too comfortable God stirs things up. The mother eagle teaches her little ones to fly by making their nest so uncomfortable that they’re forced out of it. Next they are pushed off a cliff edge. Can you imagine their thoughts: ‘It’s my mother doing this?’ Who and where you are at this moment in time has been divinely appointed. God in His wisdom knows that you need the challenge of certain situations to mature and stretch you. The job you dread going to every day is developing your skills, endurance and sense of responsibility. Those people who rub you the wrong way are actually making you more like Jesus!
Paul says God “understands… and knows what is best for us at all times” (Ephesians 1:8 TLB). So instead of asking Him to change things, thank Him for the experience and the lessons you’re learning. And if you can’t figure out what those lessons are, ask Him. James says, “If… you need wisdom… ask God” (James 1:5 CEV). When you do, you’ll discover – it’s all part of His plan!
Daily Bible Reading:
Numbers 34-36, Mark 12:1-12, Psalm 72:1-11, Proverbs 3:9-12