Thursday, May 27, 2010

When you are questioning why

 I hadn't been keeping up on my daily devotionals as I should, but today I took the time to read it and couldn't help but post it. 

This one is tried and true by yours truly. 

"In order to build your faith, God will give you a dream; then he'll urge you to make a decision; but then he'll allow a delay, because in the delay he matures you and prepares you for what is to come. 
The truth is you'll have difficulties while God delays. This isn't because he doesn't care about you or that he's forgotten your circumstances; rather, it's one of the ways he pushes you toward the deep end of faith.

As God delays, you'll face two types of difficulties: Circumstances and Critics. This is a natural part of life. God designed it this way because he knows we grow stronger when facing adversity and opposition...
...Even in the Promised Land there were problems!

God does this because he is building our faith and character. When we finally come to a place where the difficulties become so bad, where we've reached our limit, where we've tried everything and exhausted all our options, it is then that God begins a mighty work through us: ". . . I know, even though you are temporarily harassed by all kinds of trials and temptations. This is no accident—it happens to prove your faith, which is infinitely more valuable, than gold . . . ." (1 Peter 1:6-7 PH)

So many times God has gently whispered this into my heart.  So many times I have questioned why something was happening or not happening or if He was even listening to me.  In the moment it is so easy to think that no one is there, no one is listening, no one else understands.  But, when given the light you see so much more and realize all the earthly things that were going on in your own head aren't even close to the truth. 

Wishing you all a happy and safe Memorial weekend.  When you bite into that juicy cheeseburger or hot dog remember those who have fought the battle for where we are today.


  1. I think we have all been there at one time or another, questioning the purpose of certain trials. But we have but a tiny piece of the giant puzzle and there is no way for us to truly understand. It is only through these trials that we are able to grow and become stronger. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!

  2. This completly made sense to me today! Ill have to tell you why on another day!

  3. The why of things can really get to us, can't they? And sometimes we just never to get answers. But our faith can grow during those testing times. Thanks for that good reminder!!



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