“May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:5 New Living Translation
Life can be challenging to say the least, but if we allow the Lord to lead us thru the maze we should eventually realize the depth of his love for us. There is no animosity or jealousy in God. He wants us to succeed and he knows how to bring that about. We need to let him reveal his love to us by focusing on how he orchestrates our lives. It can be difficult to ‘let go and let God’, as the saying goes, but it is where the peace of God can be cultivated. Meditate on his word. Reflect on your life and how he has positively influenced it.
In accepting God’s ability to cause or allow all things that transpire in ones life, we learn patience. He knows what he’s doing and will bring about his will for your life in his perfect time. I encounter so many people in this life who say, “Everything happens for a reason”. They may be Christians, they may not, but somehow they know in their heart of hearts that things will play out regardless of how they feel about it and when the dust settles if they’re still above ground and breathing it will be okay.
We can’t conjure up lasting patience regarding a situation or peace even for a moment without the Lord. This life is constantly throwing us a curve to see what we’re made of. The question is will we fold like a cheap lawn chair or will we stand facing the wind of opposition, placing our shield of faith before us. God loves us, what more would we ever need in this life. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible; The Reformation Study Bible.