Friday, June 13, 2008

Daily Digest #76

Known to God from eternity are all His works. —Acts 15:18

We are used to dealing with our own problems. Sometimes we consult "experts" on the matter. Other times, we endure until they come to pass. And other times, we ignore them completely. We may have not realized it yet, but those are the times when God is at work in our lives. With God's help and guidance, we are enlightened, and we learn what to do next. Sometimes, we forget this when dealing with others' problems. We try to search for the answer/solution on our own that we become stressed out. We forget that there are things that are way out of our hands. It may be hard to accept, especially when the problem involves someone we care about. Sometimes all they need is a lending ear; and an understanding and prayerful heart. God knows our every intention, that is why His words and Spirit clearly tell us what to do next. He sets a role for us to play in every situation. It is part of His plan that we are in it. The question is, what will we do? Do we take matters in our own hands? Do we act according to His will, or ours?

Sometimes we think we know everything, but only God knows everything. That is why it is wise to trust His ways. For this, may we humble ourselves before God. May we learn to open up to Him completely, and listen to what He has to say. May we pray for each other, especially those in need. May we build a closer relationship with Him through His son, Jesus Christ. Pray always.

Related reading:
ISIAH 58:8-9
8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. 9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." -- Thanks, Icel!

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