I was working on something this morning, and out of the blue, the story of Job popped in my head. I may be simple but it really made me think.
Job [JOHB] amazes me. Everything was taken away from him and he still praised God.
And when continually faced with the hardest of circumstances, him saying this really made me think: "We take the good days from God—why not also the bad days?"
He had absolutely nothing left but still called on the name of the Lord. It's like we lose ONE thing and we don't know how we will ever survive, but when he had NOTHING, and STILL said this:
"The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”
I'm definitely guilty. God definitely gives and takes away. Whether or not we may like it, it's all in HIS plan. The plan that Jeremiah 29:11 talks about. We may not understand at the time, but when it's all said and done, we will be praising him for it. It's easy to love God in the best of times but in the worst of times it takes faith and trusting that he will take care of you. I don't claim to have it all together. Lord knows I don't. No one does. We are all just imperfect people seeking after a perfect God who loves us and wants a relationship with us!
Recently, I've been hurt by the things that I can't change. I can't change them because God doesn't want them the way I want/wanted them. Trusting that he knows what's best for me has really brightened my day and helped my mood out a lot. The bitterness I was feeling from just trying to handle it myself really didn't help me at all. For now I'm going to "Let It Be" because I know God has a better plan for me than I could ever think up myself.
Dad and I started two songs this past week that I cannot wait to let you hear. They make me smile.