Inconveniences and Problems
Sometimes things happen in our lives because God has something He wants us to learn in life. One time years ago, I went with a friend to visit her parents. On the way home, the car had over heated and we were able to get the problem resolved before we actually left her hometown. I made this comment, "Thank the Lord, this happened here before we got on the highway or we wouldn't be able to find water or a phone." At that time not many people had cell phones. We certainly did not have one.
While on the highway with no gas station or help in sight, the car overheated again and we started to pray because we thought we would be stranded. We had to stop because the car was steaming. Then was when I recalled my own words, "Thank the Lord this happened here before we got on the highway or we wouldn't be able to find water or a phone."
We prayed not knowing exactly what we were going to do. We were far away from home. While we were looking around a car passed by and the person offered us the use their cell phone. Then rejoicing, we noticed a puddle of fresh rainwater nearby. We were able to find both a phone and water.
I guess that God wanted me to know that He can supply our need wherever we are.. whether out in the middle of nowhere or right in our own backyard.
God sometimes allows inconvenient things to happen in our lives so that we may receive a blessing from God's people. Sometimes our inconvenience is the avenue in which God will shower his love upon the one who needs help, by the giving love of brothers and sisters in Christ. God will love us through them. Our inconvenience is sometimes a way for God to be glorified.
One thing that I've learned through the years is to praise God even through difficult times and inconveniences. While waiting upon the Lord, I've learned to praise him through the asking for help and provisions. Choosing to be content is choosing to remain joyful while waiting for the Lord to answer our prayers and supply our need. Sometimes God will use a person who has no idea there being used by God. In this way God is also glorified. It is in those times God will give an opportunity to speak to someone of God's grace.
Many times inconveniences and problems are avenues in which God teaches us something wonderful about His love for us and also teaches us to love and rest in Him.
Susan Y Nikitenko May 22nd, 2016
Devotional: Inconveniences and Problems
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
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