Devotion for Wednesday, May 6
GOD IS GOOD ANYWAY!
I consider that our present sufferings
are not worth comparing with the
Glory that will be revealed in us.
Brothers and Sisters, there is something that we all need to realize...there are just some things that we can't change. Like:
- It rains on the just and the unjust.
- We are aging by the minute.
- The rules aren't always fair.
- You can't please all people all the time.
- God is good anyway!
That last one is a good one - God is good anyway! We need to be reminded often that, regardless of our circumstances, God is constantly being good. And, we're not the only ones who forget this. Your best friend does, the person who usually sits in the pew in front of you at church does, and so does the driver waiting in the car next to you at the stoplight.
We are often reluctant to say, "God is good." We think our cup has to be full before we can share the news that God is good with somebody else. That's just not true! And we don't have to have everything just the way we want it to be before we can reach out to someone else.
You don't have to be wealthy to start giving to the poor. You don't have to be perfectly organized to start giving of your time. You don't have to have a beautiful home to invite other people in. You don't have to be especially gifted to start making a difference in the world. If you don't have it all together, join the club. Use what you have. Begin with the things in your hands. Don't wait another minute to give from what you have - begin today.
I know sometimes we feel too low to even take a baby step in order to help someone else. But when our cup is so empty that we wonder where the strength is going to come from...give, and it will be given to you.
For each minute you think you have nothing to give, you lose sixty seconds of giving. For every hour you feel sorry for yourself, you lose sixty minutes to comfort someone. For every day you wait to get going on the task to which God has called you, you lose twenty-four hours to bless the world.
Don't wait to start smiling if you're feeling blue. The Lord has given us a face, but it's up to us to provide the expression. And, guys, once the joy of giving gets in your system, it's bound to break out on your face.
You have a beautiful heart that is loved by the Lord Jesus. That is all you need. So don't wait until your troubles are behind you. Act now! Go to the phone and call some friends. Check on them. Share some joy with them. Tell them that God is good! Even in this pandemic - God is good!!
And, then, if you still have time on your hands...and I'm sure you will, just work on your devotion for our Advent Devotional. Spread the word that GOD IS GOOD!!
Let us pray:
Lord, keep us aware that this moment is the most precious moment of our lives. Help us to use it to reach out in Your name. Amen.