March 5, 2018 Karla’s Blog
Today’s devotional is teaching us that the roughest part of any journey is right before the victory. So if you are feeling overwhelmed and down cast, smile knowing that your tribulation is near it’s end. We have all heard the old saying it’s always darkest, right before the dawn. It is the nature of the earth turning around in front of the sun. In that same fashion, our hard times, and trials always seem to be at the breaking point, just when the relief we have been seeking comes through. God will never let it get to the point that you can not endure it. He knows you like no other and He is aware of everything you have heaped on your shoulders at every moment. He isn’t punishing you, just preparing your relief to come to you at the perfect time. He hasn’t, nor will He ever forget any of His creations. This is what makes us the very blessed heirs to the Kingdom, with a Father’s love and protection. We can’t be like the prodigal son who wanted what he thought he had coming to him on his own terms. The wisdom of how to handle that inheritance is just as important as the actual inheritance. As without the knowledge, maturity, and wisdom that comes with time, we would all loose every opportunity that we could have come our way, if we are not patient enough to wait on God’s timing. Who could know better when that is, than the creator of it all? We are to Praise God for relief of our needs, as we know they will be met. We are to share the amazing love He has shown us, to others even when they are not deserving. We certainly didn’t deserve His love and grace when we were living in a sinful life, yet it was there. In that same way we must have compassion for those who have not yet found their way to the Lord. For they will, and we will all be equal in His sight. Forgiven for our mistakes, no levels of forgiveness with degrees of knowledge and experience, we are just either forgiven, or not. We must each make our choice. Then be an example of His grace in action. Not judging others who haven’t reached that knowledge yet. For that was us at one point as well. We can’t judge others because we woke up before they did, for we haven’t walked in their shoes. Only God has that right. Let us instead show the amazing love that He has shown us, and let the world see how different we are with Him as our light. I am so very thankful for the opportunity He gave me with forgiveness when I chose to follow Him. I wish that gift for everyone.
Thanks for sharing part of your day with me, please enjoy this devotional from Streams in the Desert.