This might sound like a peculiar title but let me explain. Too many times I have personally witnessed this exact thing happening in the lives of family and friends and even those I really didn’t personally know.
It seems that when we start out as newborn babes in Christ, we are so loving and everything is right with the world. But just wait. Life will kick in and the life that seemed so wonderful and ethereal, has now awakened and the reality of living on planet earth amidst all the chaos of doubt and unbelief has now set in. But—
God’s Word and Who He is hasn’t changed. It’s only our perspective that has changed. Our results don’t prove or disprove God’s faithfulness. God is faithful no matter what we see happening around us. His faithfulness and integrity is not based on what happens in the world. I’m so thankful for that! Jesus is still the same today as He was yesterday and as He will be tomorrow and He will never leave us nor forsake us. [Heb. 13:5, 8]
What we believe or what others believe doesn’t change God. It changes us and how we perceive the Lord, Who is always on our side ready to help whenever we invite Him to do so.
I can give you examples of people I know who walked with the Lord but have turned their back on Him because they prayed and didn’t get their desired results! Well, welcome to the real world of planet earth!
What these people haven’t realized is that in everything, there’s a God- part and a man-part. God always does His part. That’s His integrity. But we are also responsible to do our part if we want the results we desire.
So, a logical question at this time is how do we know what our part is. Glad you asked and you probably know what I’m about to say – it’s all in the Word of God – the Bible! God couldn’t have made it any easier than to give us the Manual for Life. Our part is to read, hear, learn, and do! That’s it in a nutshell. Unfortunately, most people are too lazy or just not interested enough to do that. And it’s their loss.
Here’s the really bad thing: if you cut yourself off from God because you don’t like the outcome of your prayers, then you cut yourself off from the very One Who can actually help you. Then where are you? Left to yourself and the world’s way of doing things. And we all know how that works!
Brothers and sisters, God is absolutely good in every sense of the word and He cares for us more than we could ever care for ourselves. Let’s repent of misjudging God and get back on track and live the victorious life He has for us!
Jeremiah 31:3b (KJV) 3 … Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee
Psalm 145:9 (KJV) 9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
Psalm 143:8 (KJV) 8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
Be the overcomer God said you are- Pamela