Monday, April 7, 2008

Why? Why? Oh, Why?


Today's word came just in time for what's deep inside me.

"Why must I suffer disappointment, sorrow and tribulation? What have I done that God should send me trials? Is He displeased with me?" These questions are constantly asked by God's dear children.

Much of this fear and questioning is due to our misunderstanding of God's dealing with His own. He has His good reasons.

"If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons." Hebrews 12:7.

"No chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it" Hebrews 12:11.

When blades of distress cut deep in the soul,
Breaking up ground that was untouched before,
The Lord is preparing soil to bear fruit,
Fit for the harvest to feed many more.

All sunshine and no rain make a desert...