Thursday, January 17, 2013

Page 17 of 365: Blessings in Disguise

Storms will come, but Christ has already weathered them.
Everyday, we are faced with challenges. They can come in the form of direct problems (kinda hard exams, too much errands, etc.), but they can also come in the form of things not going your way. Take the family of Mike Wittmer for example. In his article in Our Daily Journey, Wittmer wrote that because of a storm, they had to delay their planned vacation. If I'm Mike, I would really not like it.

But think about it. The Lord could be speaking at these trials. In the case of the Wittmers, God wants them to be safe, so He's telling Mike to thwart their plans for the meantime. Maybe the Lord is telling us something while we're experiencing our own trials. To cut the long story short, Christ wants us to hold on to His plans. He will never harm us. In fact, we will prosper because of Him (Jeremiah 29:11). All He wants is for us to trust Him on why He's delaying our provisions, postponing our plans, or allowing the trials to come our way.

Back to the story of Mike Wittmer, God kept them safe by telling Mike not to push through with the vacation and move it to the next day. When he called the airline ticketing office for the decision, guess what he got: five round-trip tickets to a place of his choice! It's a simple evidence that trials are blessings in disguise! Just hold on to God's plans, because He has already overcome the world (John 16:33).

Read Psalm 104 and Matthew 6:25-34. 

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