God is the solution to every predicament and problem; His power is not limited or halted by the absolute foolishness of men. God will not allow the evil of this world to dictate or compromise His agenda. First, if we as His children would seek Him and would rely upon His goodness for our daily needs, we would never fall into the pit of want and disobedience. As we live from day to day seeking His will for our daily lives, many of the problems that could possibly occur are not permitted; they are held back by the awesome power of His almighty hand. God wants to give His children the abundant life and I feel that He is saddened when He is not allowed, by their disobedience to do so. We are often told to count our blessings. If we are unwilling to see just how blessed we are and have really been; we will become unwilling to thank Him for His eternal benefits. Blessings are not only blessings when we can hold them in our hands but also when we can hold them in our hearts. The most important gift or benefit that God has given us is salvation through the precious blood of His only Son, what a marvelous blessing at such an enormous price.
It is often said that we as individuals do not grasp the importance of sacrifice unless we are the ones making that sacrifice. By sacrifice, we are made to understand the true value of our blessings. The theory of easy come easy go only gives rise to waste and discontent. The true character of an individual can best be seen when they are forced to do without. There is nothing more revealing and endearing than seeing someone that has been devastated by this evil world, thanking God for His divine providence. How can we be thankful for hardship? Knowing that God is in the storm as well as the sunshine gives us evidence that He will be with us through it all. It is often said that we should look for the brighter side of our circumstances and I am sure that if we do we will see the image of God. The more that we dwell upon the goodness of God and His promises, the more we will see that He is doing as He has pledged.
Once we understand that God is the creator of all, we then will begin to see that all we have must come from Him. Once we see that God is in control of it all, we will then know that we must trust Him for our daily needs. Once we understand how loving and forgiving God is, then we will learn to be thankful praising Him for all He has done to make safe our eternal security. Once for all, God has purchased our salvation; He has made everything contingent upon our faith and trust in Him. God will not refuse any child that asks Him for forgiveness. God will not leave any children of His to go it on their own. God will not expect any children of His to bare their own burdens. If we are living alone and afraid then it is out of choice, our loving God will never refuse the earnest call of a repentant child. My Own Melody, LLC 2006 – 2016 Graphics by Vision Graphics, LLH