Joel and so many others seem to be speaking to me lately…
It's All For a Reason
"Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning." (Psalm 30:5)
There probably is nothing good in this life that comes free of charge. Things of value often require sacrifice to obtain – but they are worth the cost! The Christian life is no exception. The trials you encounter from day to day may seem frustrating, but the reward is great in the end. The only problem with the whole equation is that you can't see the end, so you're not always sure where God is taking you or what He is trying to accomplish in your life. That's where His grace and love come into play as He assures you of His guidance and asks you to trust Him. Who would you rather trust than God? He knows where your journey will take you and where you should go, so listen to Him and trust His plans and reasons.
A Prayer for Today
God, I know You have a plan for me that is wonderful. Give me the grace to seek that plan and trust You no matter what I see ahead. In Jesus' Name. Amen.