Thursday, July 30, 2009

Daily Digest #318

Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity? —Job 2:10

It is usually difficult for us to accept when something or someone we have held so close for a long time suddenly disappears or goes away. What first came as a blessing eventually creates an attachment that may be sometimes hard to let go when the time comes for us to detach ourselves. I am a person of tremendous attachment especially to my relationships with friends and family. And nothing hurts me more than good byes. But God is constantly reminding us that there is a time for everything. A difficult ending can also mark the beginning of something new and exciting. God wants us to experience the fullness of life, only if we're willing to see and let Him lead the way. There may be moments when He may ask us to leave a job we love, or end a friendship to build a stronger and much better one, or leave our comfort zones to open new doors for us that would make us a better person. I guess it always helps to remember that things always happen for the best. All we can do is manage the time and resources that were given to us and do our utmost while they're there -- not for selfish reasons, but for God's purpose -- and to ask for His guidance in every choice that we make.

For this, let us pray. Lord, thank You for all the blessings you have poured upon us. Thank You for providing us our needs, and for teaching that what matters most in our lives is our relationship with You and with others. Lord, may we always trust that we have everything that we will ever need, and that You will always make a way to give us what is necessary. May we cling onto You instead of worldly things. May we trust that You have everything planned for us, and remember Jeremiah 19:11 -- "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." May we count our blessings instead of our misfortunes. These we pray in the name of Jesus, Your Son. Amen.

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