Instructions need to be broken down into simple bites we can easily digest.
When my husband purchased a new sewing machine for me, the instruction manual was SO complicated, I couldn’t use it. I have been sewing for 40 years, but the words were unintelligible. I had to drive to the place of purchase with my machine and ask for help.
I like little words in little sentences. Like most moms, I don’t get a lot of sleep and daily lose brain cells. They seem to fall out of my brain like change out of a pants pocket with a hole.
Complicated rules are not only hard to understand, they’re hard to follow.
Why did my husband lose his job?
Why am I so sick?
Why did I lose a child?
These are very real agonies and deserve sympathy, prayers and tears. But, we cannot face these things with unbelief, we need to trust Him.
We do not know what the future holds, and we do not know the fruit this trial may produce. If God told you ahead of time souls would be saved if He could test you for a season, what would you say?
The Lord causes and allows all things in our lives.
What happens to us is because God planned it for our good, or He allowed it for our testing, which is also for our good. When we accept this, we will stop swimming upstream and allow the healing waters to pull us downstream to a place of maturity.
It’s the only place to start.
(We’ll continue tomorrow with rule “leave it with the Lord.”)
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