Thursday, January 1, 2009
Last night, I had received Ecclesiastes 8 and 9 as verses for me and my family to live by for 2009. The reading answered all my questions and worries about the things that are happening right now. God had made things clear for me.
There are times in our life when we ask God why are we having miseries, problems, difficulties, whatever you called it that makes you wonder "Do I deserve this?". Don't get me wrong, I wasn't asking that question with a nagging voice. I understand and trust God about the things that He had planned. I don't doubt his decisions but there are just times that I would want to see how He can see things.
I definitely believe that everything in this world, bad or good, are done with God's permission. Unbelievers would often say why do bad things happen to Christians and good things happen to,how the earth define as, bad people. I had also read a comment that said if God cares for His children why would He allow some women to be pregnant when He knew that they will just kill the baby. The list goes on with questions about why God would allow people to do bad things and how does He analyzes things.
Day and night I went without sleep, trying to understand what goes on in this world. I saw everything God does, and I realized that no one can really understand what happens. We may be very wise, but no matter how much we try or how much we claim to know, we cannot understand it all. Ecclesiastes 8:16-17 I thought about these things. Then I understood that God has power over everyone. Ecclesiastes 9:1 So be happy and enjoy eating and drinking! God decided long ago that this is what you should do. Ecclesiastes 9:7
When you start to think that you deserve something that you don't have and have something that you don't deserve, think about this verse from Ecclesiastes 9:11 that says "The fastest runners and the greatest heroes don't always win races and battles. Wisdom, intelligence, and skill don't always make you healthy, rich, or popular but time and chance happen to them all."
And just hold on to His promise for He said, whoever obeys His command will come to no harm, and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure. For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a man's misery weighs heavily upon him. Ecclesiastes 8:5-6
Thank you Father for correcting my wrong ways and for reminding me that the only best thing to do to face life is to obey the King. I will surely work hard to be an obedient daughter as long as I live.
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