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.

Where Is God?

I read a devotional today from Our Daily Bread entitled Where’s God. As I was reading it, I reminisced on how I never had to ask those worlds. Since I met God decades ago , He was always in my life. I mean I not only felt His presence, but He has shown His miraculous ability to solve problems just in the nick of time, again and again. He’s been very merciful and forgiving.

I couldn’t help but just meditate and give Him Thanks and praise for His faithfulness and His attention to me. I also wondered like Psalmist, whom am I that God is mindful of me. Why did God take such good care of me? All I could think of is because I’m His child and He loves me. He loves me so much that I never had to ask Where Is God.

Scripture references:
Psalms 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Refreshing

Sometimes we don’t think much of routine things; but it’s God’s mercies that allow us to get out of bed, have something to eat, be clothed and in our right mind and to go about our daily or planned activities.

The Lord’s mercies are new everyday. Great is His faithfulness. How refreshing.

Scripture reference: Lamentations 3:23