April 19 – Bad Times

Acts 7:23-8:1a; Deuteronomy 31-32; Job 19

Ever had one of those days when nothing seemed to go right? You didn’t have enough sleep the night before, you’re running late to work, you take the shortcut only to find out that traffic is backed up because of a major accident, and you miss that meeting you were supposed to go to. When it seems like Murphy was an optimist, we get to the point where we blame God for all of our troubles. When we think about it though, most of our troubles are self-generated. As we think about all that God has done, if we are honest, we have to admit that He is doing things the right way. “I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:3-4) God is great and He even works with us and in us on the days when everything is going wrong. We may be learning patience or tolerance. We may be learning to trust Him even when everything is going wrong. Faith doesn’t mean that we trust God all the time; we all have those days. Faith means that you get back to trusting Him sooner rather than later. Faith means that even when things are going wrong in our eyes, we can trust God enough to praise Him and celebrate His greatness. We recognize that all of His world are perfect and that He is a just God. Even when it seems like the universe is against us, God is on our side – and that gives us a majority. We can overcome and we can be strong.

Lord, remind me of Your presence during the worst of days. I know that I will praise You on the best of days. Lord, remind me of Your presence on the best of days. I know that I will forget You during good times. Lord, help me to remember You and recognize Your presence each and every day.

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I am a retired Middle School Teacher. I share each day what God is teaching me from reading His word hoping that people can benefit from reading what God has taught me.
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