Rainbows and Butterflies - Monday, September 18th 2017
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
We must not forget, in our pursuit of Christ, that everything isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. There will be difficult days, troubling times, and storms. Please don’t be fooled by thinking, just because you have been called by God, that life won’t include these times. In these times, we are set apart by one thing, HOPE.
Maybe today, you are experiencing grief from a loved one passing, or difficulties with your spouse or children. We wake up sometimes to trouble at work, financial woes, and other trying times. One thing we need to remember is what Paul said, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
Today, make the decision when troubles come, TO PRAISE GOD. When difficulties arise, TO PRAISE GOD. When you are in the valley and the trees are too tall to even see the bottom of the mountain top, TO PRAISE GOD. He is working out something for that eternal weight of glory.
Life Lesson: Quit being fooled into thinking life is rainbows and butterflies and give God praise in the sunshine and the rain.
Today, I want to give You praise within my storm. I know my feelings get in the way of my faith, so I am asking for Your strength and wisdom to trust You during these times. Help me to learn from You, so I can help others when their storm is rising. I thank You for working out the good and difficult for Your eternal glory. In Jesus' name, AMEN!
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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