As you may have read, last Sunday was a chaotic, epic mess. My morning devotions for that day, read prior to the chaotic, epic mess happening, included God Calling…this is that devotion:
Love Bangs the Door
“Life with Me is not immunity from difficulties but peace in difficulties. My guidance is often by shut doors. Love bangs as well as opens.
Joy is the result of faithful, trusting acceptance of My Will, when It seems not joyous.
Paul, my servant, learnt this lesson of the banged doors when he said, “our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
Expect rebuffs until this is learned-it is the only way.
Joy is the daughter of calm.”
And, on Monday, when I awoke from an exhausted slumber, I read:
“Be calm, no matter what may befall you. Rest in Me. Be patient, and let patience have her perfect work. Never think things overwhelming. (guilty!) How can you be overwhelmed when I am with you?
Do not feel the strain of life. There is no strain for My children. Do you not see I am a Master Instrument-maker? Have I not fashioned each part? Do I not know just what it can bear without a strain? Would I, the maker of so delicate an instrument, ask of it anything that could destroy or strain?
No! The Strain is only when you are serving another master, the world, fame, the good opinion of men–or carrying two days’ burden on the one day.
Remember that it must not be.”
Upset, someone asked me, “How can you believe this is part of God’s plan?”
My reply, “Are you upset because I believe or because you don’t?”
For everyone, faith and trust are choices. We all have faith and trust…the car will start, the electricity will work, the toilet will flush, our family loves us, etc. God has a plan and I choose to trust Him and have faith in Him that He’ll bring His good will and His good plans to fruition in my life for His glory and my eternity.
Not because I love Him so very much but because He loves me so very much.
Please pray for ~ Regina, who just had surgery ~ Maxine ~ Laura ~ the new leaders of our country ~ Israel ~
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