Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord deliverers them from them all. Psalm 34::19
Sometimes we just cant figure out why some painful things have, do or will happen in the life of a believer, but one thing we can be sure of is that the Lord is right there with us, smack dab in the middle of it with us.
Here, many of you are seeking relationships, and quite possibly you were on the short end of your last relationship. Or did you really receive the short end. God said that all things work together for our good. So perhaps, the Lord, being all knowing shielded you from something he didn't want you to endure? Perhaps in his excellent mercy he told the enemy not so on our behalf.
Everything that looks or feels good to us... (our Flesh) isn't necessarily good for us. We have to remember and trust in the fact that our Father does know the plans he has for us... they are for good and not for evil.. (parahrase) Jer 29:11 He shall bring us to His expected end. He has every confidence within you. Can you return the favor.
They that wait upon the Lord shall be strengthened and renewed. They shall mount up with wings of eagles, run and not be weary, walk and not faint. Sometimes the hardest thing for us to so is to wait and see what the end shall be. Our God is Faithful, and wont forsake us. Even when we wimp out and forsake him, or turn and lean to our own understanding, ways and ideas. The Lord is right there with his arms wide open. I thank God he delights in us continiously.
Father God in the name of Jesus. Help us to learn how to lean and depend upon you daily. Help us to remember that it rains on the Just and the Unjust. You are no respector of persons. They with their hearts turned towards you shall suffer some things. You said if we dont suffer with you, we wont reign with you. Oh how we love to say... Oh that we may know you in the power of your ressurection, but forgot about sharing in the sweet fellowship of your sufferings. We are tried in the furnace of affliction, and when its all over, we shall come forth as pure gold. Thank you Lord for this another day to get our past mistakes right, bestowing upon us new mercies this morning, and loving us enough to chasten those whom you love, to delay what we arent ready for, and sometimes just saying no. In Jesus name we pray Amen.