Posted by: SandreS | March 2, 2010

Life Is Not Over

Does it seem that life is over? It is not. You will get past these very dark and trying days, and brighter times will come. Your heart can find healing. Allow the Father to wrap you in the arms of His love and grace. His love for you is boundless and unmovable. He knows your heartache and pain, your disappointment and feelings of emptiness, and even betrayal.

“Why is this happening to me?”

Thinking along the line of this question, Steve McVey has written:

Questions that begin with “why” are common when problems come into our lives …

We look at things differently than our Sovereign Father. For instance, we think the three parts of the day are morning, afternoon and night. Not so with Father. In Genesis, the Bible says that “the evening and morning were the first day.” From Father’s perspective, new days begin when things start to get darker, not brighter. Father’s ways aren’t our ways.

Consider another example: We believe we must be strong to be productive. Father says that our need is to be weak, not strong. He doesn’t choose the strong and mighty, but the weak to amaze the world (see I Corinthians 1:27). While we’re trying to become stronger, Father wants to make us weaker, more dependent on Him. Father’s ways aren’t our ways.

Under Father’s rule, first comes darkness, then light. First comes weakness, then strength. The list could go on – first comes death, then life. First comes burst wine skins, then new ones. First comes losing our lives, then we find them. Father’s ways aren’t our ways. Forfeit the right to understand your circumstances and, instead, trust the One who does all things well. Thank Father, His ways aren’t our ways. Would you rather have your way? Or, would you rather have the way of an omnipotent Father who will ensure that you would receive the best He has to offer. (GraceVine)

He Who spared not His Own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32).

(These thoughts will be continued tomorrow …)

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook #214
© 2009, 2010

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