It’s God’s Will

If faced with accepting tragedies or difficult outcomes

At what point do you keep praying for a favorable outcome

Or, realize this situation is God’s will and accept the unfortunate situation?

I’ve seen situations where I thought folks should just say it’s God’s will

A good example is praying for a person who is terminally ill

I would factor in science, like the age of a person, overall health, etc.

And based on science and reality, it’s unlikely they are going to recover

And I be tempted to tell them this

But I say nothing because, one, it would hurt them deeply 

Two, It may backfire on me in terms of our relationship 

Three, I’m not God and don’t know if He really will do a miracle 

The reality is sometimes no matter how hard you pray, things won’t change 

And we have to accept the unfavorable because it’s God’s will

Job said we won’t receive just good at God’s hands 1

Some may argue you are not getting your prayers answered 

Because your faith isn’t strong enough 

After all, God said delight yourself in Him and He will give the desires of your heart2

And the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much 3

But, when is it realistic to stop praying and accept God’s will?

There is no answer, But God can make you comfortable regardless what state you are in

And God will give us a peace that surpasses all understanding. 4

Scripture references:

1 Job 2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

2 Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

3 James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

4 Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Rejected Or Not Wanted

What is a more hurtful emotional feeling than the one of being rejected or not wanted?

It may leave you angry, but likely to leave you sad or dejected

It hurts deeply, and is difficult to overcome 

And the feelings may last years or even a lifetime 

And they may sever relationships and associations 

And these feelings could happen in any setting 

Work – rejected for promotion 

Home – not feeling loved or wanted by family member(s)

Relationship – rejected by someone you had interest in

Friend – not getting an invitation to their important event 

Or not being notified of something important in their lives

At some point in our lives, many of us will experience some type of rejection 

And it may leave us with a lot of questions 

Like are we good enough? What did we do to deserve this?

There’s no definitive answer.
The fact is no matter who you are

Everyone is not going to like you 

But it would lessen the problem if there was more love amongst people 

Like the Bible says in Chapter 1 John 4:7-9.

Scripture references:

1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

The Importance Of Multiple Relationships

Relationships—the more the merrier.
Have as many as you can make
Why?
The more relationships you have, the happier you’ll be
They will help avoid feeling lonely
That means more folks sharing your interests
Keeping you active and engaged in life activities
And helping to make it purposeful to live

So, forge new relationships beyond your family
Smile to show yourself friendly 1
Make yourself available to be reached
Help someone when they are in need
Why?

Because life changes
The same folk will not always be in your life or around
Relationships have a purpose cycle 2
As life and mutual interests change
The need for a friend will always be there
So, having multiple relationships is a treasure.

Scripture Reference(s)
1Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

2 Ecclesiastes 3:1, To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: