May I see God in my suffering and worship Him.
May I see that God is using a time in my life to open my ears and draw me closer to Himself. Through this temporary trial may I no longer go on complaining and questioning God but rather draw near to God as I go through it.
I may never fully understand all that I am currently enduring or will endure in the future. All I can do is continually trust and obey and that is all the wisdom I need.
At times it feels God is not with me and seems as though He is gone, but God is still faithfully with me throughout any ordeal I face. When I can't sense His presence, may I believe God is present at all times. My hope is in God alone!
As I hold fast to my commitment in this test and continued obedience to God's Word may I fully realize that these two things are the most important issues in my life!
Shall I indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity? Oh, the wisdom of God which created and sustains the universe is at work in my suffering and throughout each day of my life.
God is bringing me to a place where I have needed to admit my weakness, inferiority, and inability to handle the situation on my own, with my finite mind. I've come to see that God's wisdom is so superior, His sovereign control of everything so complete that this is all I truly need to know concerning every aspect of my life!
May I grasp the greatness, majesty, sovereignty and independence of God! I am learning of God's wisdom and sovereignty as I go through life with its many "why's". When I cannot understand, may I continue drawing closer to God who holds my future and my days in His faithful, loving Hands.
(Seeking God through something currently and listening for His still, calm voice to guide me through, knowing faithfully that He will not lead me astray but is at work preparing His will and Kingdom purposes before me. I just need to listen intently and wholeheartedly obey!) Cheri Glesener
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"May I grasp the greatness, majesty, sovereignty and independence of God!" --- Cheri, you just pointed out something very significant, the "independence" of God. Today, so many are trying to make God dependent on their way of seeing things, their philosophy, their desires, etc. It is supposed to be the other way around, for we are to be dependent on God, not independent. Only He holds that right and privilege. May God bless you and thanks for your sharing. Thomas