God uses it [His Word] to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
The Bible is our instruction manual for every aspect of life and the obstacles we will face. It is also a roadmap that allows us to follow the footprints Jesus left behind so that we may know the way we must go.
Jesus calls us to follow Him. Through God’s Word you will discover the way. His Word will soften your heart to the point where it is moldable once again.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
It’s God’s character to reveal His will to you. If the Lord wants you to make specific choices, then He will guide you. He understands that the road can become confusing and that often the decisions you face are difficult and complex.
As a good and faithful Father who sees what’s ahead, He’s more than willing to give you direction—and He says so many times in His Word!
For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Even when you’re not clear where God is leading you —if for whatever reason He keeps His will concealed—you can take comfort in the fact that He has you where He wants you and He’s working things out for you that are aligned with His will.
The Lord will guide you through the fog. He will move heaven and earth to show you His will in His timing.
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.
1 Peter 1:6
The Bible says one day we will understand why the trials came. Why the tragedy struck. Why we picked up the phone to get devastating news. Why we got the diagnosis. But today? Today we have to praise Him like we will when it’s all been revealed.
Choose to act as though that day of revelation is now, and praise him through the pain. So even now, before the breakthrough comes, proclaim, “You are good and you do all things well!”
Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, Moses didn’t give you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he offers you the true bread from heaven.”
We have to be careful to give credit where credit is due.
As we see here, the Israelites assumed Moses was doing things that should have been credited to God instead. I think people forget, it is the power of God working through us that produces life changing moments.
Be a vessel for God to use. Tell God you are willing and He will use you to impact this world for His glory!
But Jesus replied, “My Father is always working, and so am I.”
In Genesis 2:2, God set a precedence for humans to rest on the sabbath. But God never stops working.
The pharisees continually sought to kill Jesus because they felt He had broken the laws they had made. But Jesus ignored their man-made rules.
God doesn’t follow man-made time-tables or rules. If you’re facing trials, He neither sleeps or stops working. Trust that He will move outside of the boxes we put Him. He will plow through the obstacle and cut short the delays! God is Good!