SELAH Daily Devotions!
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31-1
Uuuh forgive my intrusion into your alabaster box, howeverrrrr! Do you sometimes cry out, as I have, “God, don’t You see my tears? Can’t You see my broken heart? God, never mind me, but how can You bear to see the agony of my loved one? God, I know that You care. I just don’t understand why You don’t intervene in this situation right now. Why don’t You do something? And, God, why did you do that?”
Then, to my heart, I seem to hear His still, small voice whispering, “Ann, trust Me. I know what’s best.”
…And I’m left to wonder, “Why I would ever think that I know better than God what’s best for me or my loved one”, huh?
Perhaps, it’s humanity’s naivety to presume that once we surrender our hearts to The Saving Grace of Jesus Christ, life from that point on consists of floating down rose, hydrangea, tulip and lilly clad pathways of ease on our way to the Pearly Gates of New Jerusalem! Unfortunately, there’s nothing in The Holy Writ that remotely resembles such a scenario. In fact, there’s more evidence to support that following in the Footsteps of Jesus means swallowing big gulps from the cup of imminent suffering and sacrifice!
Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. Job 14:1
Don’t get it twisted! I am not being sacrilegious nor am I craaazzzy! Trust me; I am not in the least implying that our Heavenly Father is aDead-Beat Dad or a Narcissistic Sadist! Quite the contrary! In the Ingenious Sovereignty of His Own Will purpose trumps pain! Hence, God has Divinely orchestrated the terrains of our journey to include sporadic detours through wilderness pit stops as well as ecstatically triumphant mountain top encounters to perfect in us the same Godly Character and Radiant Glory of our Kinsmen Redeemer!
Remember, His Ways are not our ways and His Thoughts supersede our severely limited intellectual capacity to comprehend the length, width and depth and wonder of His Omnipotent Omniscience! (Ref. Isaiah 55:8-9)
Yet, by Faith we know that all things work together for our highest good and His Greatest Glory! (Ref. Romans 8:28) Hence, in the end VICTORY BELONGS 2 JESUS!
#IJS! The quicker that I acquiesce to the prompting of The God In Me, the sooner my po-wearied-soul is encompassed about with the Comforting Presence, Joy and Peace of The Only Wise Savior and Lord of my Life!
Father, since I know You want what’s best for me soooo, Lord whatever You’re doing, help my unbelief and give me the Grace 2 Trust U more !
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!