So I've been having a tough time dealing with an issue. Can't go on-line with it but let's just say its breaking my heart. I'm trying to see it as a good light for the person it will affect but in the end its still upsetting. I haven't been able to sleep. Tossing and turning all night. Staying up and reading items on the Internet to see what's out there that relates to this situation, but no help. I can't get it off my mind.
Last night I turned to the Bible, which resides next to my bed, only I needed to blow off a layer of dust upon which was upon it before opening it. I opened it quite randomly. Dear Lord, show me something I demanded, because isn't that what a wayward Christian does, demand of God, when we haven't spoken to him in so long, asking for an answer right away. Yes, I'm an impatient Christian too, but God in his everlasting love didn't leave me alone. He showed me my answer whether I liked it or not.
As I can not share the problem I am overjoyed to show you the answer. After reading you'll understand my flippant response.
Jeremiah Chapter 42
Gedaliah's assassination was of course merely a last-gasp act of a destroyed kingdom, a nation that was brought down, by The Lord, because they were corrupt before Him. It need not have happened, if they had listened to The Lord's warnings. When it was too late however, the people "42:2 said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech thee, our supplication be accepted before thee, and pray for us unto the LORD thy God, even for all this remnant; for we are left but a few of many, as thine eyes do behold us: 42:3 That the LORD thy God may show us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do" (Jeremiah 42:2-3 KJV).
The Lord's response was what it had always been, deliverance if they truly obeyed Him, destruction of they didn't. The Lord told them to remain where they were, but some of the people instead chose to disobey by fleeing to Egypt.
So I need to stay where I am and do his work whether I like it or not.
Thank you, God.
Honestly, thank you for your wise words, but tonight can you show me something that says....everything will be better tomorrow.
(Yes, I know another demand by the wayward and impatient Christian, but what can I say I always try to tell the truth and you can't lie to God.)