The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does.
(1 Peter 5:10, MSG)
When you go through difficulties you don’t understand, remind yourself that God is your heavenly Father. If you have children, you know how much you love them and do your best to watch after and protect them. God is that way, but billions of times more. You are His prized possession. There’s nothing He cares more about than you. He has your best interest at heart.
You may have been knocked down, but be encouraged that our generous God is about to put you back on your feet. Sicknesses, betrayals, and disappointments don’t get the last word. God does. The difficulty is simply a setup for God to launch you to something greater than you’ve ever imagined. The process may be painful, but the purpose is well worth it. One day you’re going to look back and see how God worked it all for your good. Stay in faith. You’re going to come out promoted, vindicated, stronger, healthier, and to a new level of your destiny.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that there is a purpose for whatever pain comes my way, and You have great plans to use it for my eternal good. Thank You that though I may not understand it now, the day is coming when You will put me back on my feet, and I will see it clearly. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
~Joel Osteen Ministries