While God is willing and wants to see His children succeed, He expects from us an attitude of contrition and gratitude. He will not force any of His will upon us but will always be waiting to hear us when we are contrite in spirit. Everything that we receive from God is a blessing. We must learn to be in a thankful attitude knowing that all He gives us is for our well-being and our advancement. Once we have come to that point in our lives where we see God as the ruler and provider of all, we will then know His true presence and worth; He is truly the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It may not always seem that God is doing as He has promised; but, if we remain faithful and seek His will, we will gain the reward of His eternal favor. Doing those things that are brought about by doubt and suspicion can only earn God’s displeasure. When He is angry, how do we hope to gain? Depending upon God is our only hope, and any satisfaction that we gain will be contingent upon our faith and reliance. “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:9-10).
God has not promised that our lives will be effortless and without trouble. He has promised to be with us to carry our burdens, to be there no matter what we must endure. When you have a problem, take it to Him. He is waiting to hear your supplication and receive your request. You do not have to take a number and wait on God, but you do have to take the time to let your request be made known. Even though God knows our every thought, action and desire, He wants to have a close relationship with us that is giving as well as receiving. That is to say, He wants a two-way relationship. He, being God, could see that everything is taken care of when it becomes necessary; but, in doing so, what would happen in our hearts? I believe that, in Heaven, that is how it will be; but, while we live on earth, He has given us the right, obligation, and responsibility of choice. If He did everything without our requesting it would, we continue to appreciate Him the way that we should; or would we just expect everything to be the way that we wanted it to be? Somehow, I feel that He would hear more complaining than thankfulness. Placing the fault or blame upon others is a human trait; and, while God is blameless, would we not hold Him responsible for everything we consider desirable and necessary? True joy in our lives is recognized when we are aware of His goodness and voice our thankfulness for it. Sad to say, thankfulness is not always given even when it is to be expected. My Own Melody, LLC 2006 – 2016