I was reading a devotional last before going to bed. It was from a missionary in Haiti, who went thru the devastation of the earthquake there. His faith was shaken when he saw his congregation utterly decimated. He was honest when he said that he talked to God about it. They had a great conversation, mostly him telling God about his doubts of His love and where was it thru this trial. I wonder what happens to us when we encounter rough times. Is our faith shaken? Do we “go on strike’ in our relationship with Him? Do we withdraw, or do we draw closer? Do we say “why God” or do we read the end of Proverbs and say “I don’t know Your Ways, but I do trust You to bring me through, just as you always have, and even if you don’t, I will never quit in my faith.” What does God reward?…Faith… even in the most “un-understandable” of times, for who else is there to turn to….
Lots of good/God things in Proverbs. Just reading this morning about how you try to tell/change a fool and it’s “foolhardy.” It doesn’t work. Wonder how many times God or people have spoken into my life, but I rejected the counsel.Does that make me a fool. Guess So. How about you??
In Jeremiah, he is saying that the evilness will recompensed. That means they will get theirs….So what makes us think that we will get away with “it,” that we will go “unpunished?” Do we think we are good enough, and Everyone will overlook our faults, our deep dark secrets? Hardly, we beat our self up knowing them. How much more does our Creator know about them. It doesn’t mean He beats us up. God is the one who saves us from them. It’s called Love.