When we are in the middle of a troubling situation, it’s especially important to remember God’s goodness. While there are natural consequences to sin and we will struggle in this life, nothing can separate Christians from the love of our Lord. Job went through terrible tragedies simply so God could show Satan that Job had integrity, even when his blessings were taken away. This test resulted in maturing Job’s faith and even greater blessings for him afterward. Even though we might not understand His reasons for allowing suffering, God’s plans are always motivated by His love.
1. When have you seen or experienced suffering and struggled with the question of why?
2. How can you reframe your mind to seek God’s love within difficult circumstances?
Challenge: Pray – ask God to grant you a glimpse of His greatness and an inkling of how much higher His ways are than our own. Then request a deep reassurance of how much He loves you. When you root your mind firmly in these two truths, you will feel overwhelming awe and peace wash over you.
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