” Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger then men.” 1 Corinthians 1:25
Ned was quite tall enough to see over the dashboard of the car I was driving.
“Hurry up, Mom,” he urged.
But he was too young to read the road signs that said 45 miles per hour. As I began to apply the brakes, he demanded, “Why are you stopping?”
“There is a school bus that has just stopped,” I explained.
As soon as we started again, he urged, “Pass him, Mom.” He was too small to see the double yellow line.
I thought to myself, How like me when I pray! Spiritually I am too young to read the road signs, too small to see what lies ahead. Yet how often i am guilty of telling God how to run things.
We may make requests, but never insist on having our own way lest we become one of those of whom it was said, “He gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul” (Psalm 106:15).
We may pray in simple, childlike faith; urgently, persistently. But we must always pray, “Thy will be done.”
A gentle spirit devotional selections for today’s Christian woman (p. June 2). (1999). Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour Pub. (Emphasis mine).
I read this and it really hit home. There are so many times that I pray, and believe but unfortunately what I am trusting God for is not in His will. Then I get so disappointed and ‘question’ His faithfulness when I don’t get it. The folly of man.
A few weeks ago, I resolved to take my walk with God a day at a time and trust His love for me. I may not always get what I want or even think I need, but I can trust God and His plan for me. Whenever I feel a little shortchanged, whatever that may mean, I remind myself this:
Prayer for the day:
Thank you for this timely reminder. I don’t know what lies ahead and many time I try to advise You on how to guide me, yet without You, I am as blind as they come. Father please forgive me of the sin of pride. I humble myself before You and acknowledge that You know best. Your plans for me are indeed good. I can trust Your timing because You see the bigger picture.
Help me to trust You to carry me to pleasant places in Your time.
Thy will be done in my life.
In Jesus name I pray and believe,
The song of the day:
Have a blessed day. Your heart and it’s desires are in safe hands.
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