“But he raises up the needy out of affliction and makes their families like flocks. The upright see it and are glad, and all wickedness shuts its mouth. Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.”
Sometimes, God moves in our lives, but we resist the change because it doesn't feel "good" to us. Often aligning ourselves to God's will feels a bit like being dragged through a wringer. In the end, we may not even understand why things happen the way they do. In some cases, the LORD gives us retroactive insight. Questions like, "God, why did you take this person from me?" or "Why did this door slam in my face when I thought you were holding it open?" and even, "What did I do to deserve this kind of suffering?" may or may not get answered in our time. Fools will blame God for their trouble, but the wise will thank Him despite it. He does not change regardless of our view of Him. God is steadfast and loving in all of His ways towards us. Do we consider God's love for us before we get frustrated with our lot in life? Do we remember the shame and humiliation that Christ endured so that we could be at peace with God? Our burdens would weigh so much less if we just brought them to the Lord before attempting to carry them ourselves.
"REMEMBERING THE GOODNESS OF GOD IN THE PAST WILL HELP US IN SEASONS WHERE IT IS HARDER TO SEE HIM." -ESTHER FLEECE
LORD, thank you for your unfailing goodness and steadfast love for Your people. I receive you afresh today. You alone are good. Make me wise and discerning, Father, so I can quickly accept Your will in my life. Lord, Even when it hurts, let my lips sing Your praise!