Day 212 –
It’s all going to be (BETTER than) A OK.
Jeremiah 13:16-17 “Give glory to the Lord your God before he brings the darkness, before your feet stumble on the darkening hills. You hope for light, but he will turn it to utter darkness and change it to deep gloom. If you do not listen, I will weep in secret because of your pride; my eyes will weep bitterly, overflowing with tears, because the Lord’s flock will be taken captive.”
There will always be hard days, hard moments, and hard times. Some of the “Hard” we bring on ourselves by the decisions we make from not seeking God’s plans;
Jeremiah 10:21 “The shepherds are senseless and do not inquire of the Lord; so they do not prosper and all their flock is scattered.”
Some of the “Hard” comes from the evil done when someone doesn’t know God;
Jeremiah 9:3 “They make ready their tongue like a bow, to shoot lies; it is not by truth that they triumph in the land. They go from one sin to another; they do not acknowledge me,” declares the Lord.”
Then there’s the “Hard” that comes that makes us ask “Why”.
- Why, God, did this happen to me?
- How, God, can this be for my Good?
- What, God, did I do to deserve this?
These are the “Hards” we don’t understand.
We’ve been following God, seeking Him, doing good by the Lord, we know Him and have been Saved by Him, and we’re doing our best to love others and share Christ’s love with others. But with all of this Good and God, the Hard still happens.
We ask Why, others ask Why, and God explains Why, it’s for our Good to Glorify Him. We have been given this opportunity to use the “Hard” to “Help” the cause of the Lord and bring “Hope” to the World. And when we accept the “Hard” and allow “Healing”, we will be Better than A-OK.
All of my life, during my most Peaceful and Joyful times, the “Hard” has come. My childhood, my senior year, my early marriage, my miracles, and my ministry. The “Hard” has always come, the reasons even “Harder” to understand, but the “Good” has been even “Greater” because of the Healing Hope of God’s Greater Plan.
Look for the Good in the Hard, so God can use the Hard for His Good.