Published on Thursday, September 1, 2022
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. (I Peter 5:6-7)
The below message from my wife was too good not to share…
I was trying my best to get my almost 1-year-old grandson down for a nap the other day. I could tell he wasn’t going to give up the fight, so I put him in a packand- play in our bedroom, hoping he would soon realize how tired he was and curl up with a blanket for a nap. I gave him a big hug and kissed him on his cheek as I sat him down. As I was closing the bedroom door, I heard a peep, so I looked in and saw the expression on his face. There was no question he was about to let out a huge cry. Let me tell you what, it broke my heart. Even though ‘I’ knew what I was doing and WHY I was doing it, he didn’t understand.
Isn’t it the same with us and how Jesus tries to get ‘us’ to do something? Maybe He just wants us to rest for a while. Unfortunately, we tend to focus on what is visible to the eye, like how my grandson watched me leave the room. Sometimes those life lessons are painful. Friend, if you feel abandoned by God, I hope this encourages you in some way. Although we may not see Him, that doesn’t mean you’re on your own. Trust me; He’s not only watching you, He’s doing what’s best for you. Trust Him.
Author: Mark Knapp, Beck's Chaplain
Categories: CropTalk, 2022