It's customary for a parent or caretaker to set up & prepare a schedule for their child on how things are to unfold, whether it be school or activities, day to day concerns for nutrition, clothing, entertainment and all of the necessities involved.
Is God, as our parent, any less concerned or prepared for our welfare? He has parlayed a vast amount of information to instruct us as well as every resource available and accessible to assist us.
WE are instructed to come to the Lord as little children.... most parents bend over backwards to make sure that their child can lay their head on their pillow at night, care free. Mark 11:24 says that "whatever things we desire we should believe that we receive them (ask for them in prayer believing) and they are ours." Scripture also says, "all things work together for the good of those who love and serve the Lord" Romans 8:28 this leaves us to only conclude that yes, sometimes things don't immediately appear or may seem contrary, so we have to extrapolate and figure out how to deal with the situations and what our attitude should be.
Wen we meet a challenge or an unpleasant circumstance, it is most assuredly one of these scenarios:
1. The enemy thwarted or blocked something that was being sent for our advantage
(example the angel Gabriel that was restrained by the prince of Persia. (Daniel 10: 13-20)
2. The situation didn't unfold as we thought it should, but God in His divine Omniscience knows the overall outcome and chose the best possible set up for a future blessing versus temporary or fleeting satisfaction.
Given the knowledge, the understanding and the Nature of the Loving Father, we can safely conclude
that we, as His children are understood, cared for, provided for, acknowledged, accounted for and deeply loved! So its our job, to simply be at ease, Loving and Trusting Him. Its our instruction by Him to remain confident and full of joy! Scripture tells us to be happy and content all the time, No matter what the external conditions. This isn't meant to be an irritation or some out of reach (doesn't apply to me or you, kind of response) It's meant to be a reminder to you, when those moments arrive, on How to shrug them off. How you can properly move out of the position of desolate, destitute or despair as quickly as possible. This faith and courage we are summoned to harness will serve us, for He is able and shall never suffer us to "slip" Psalm 121:3 in His name we shall not be "ashamed" psalm 34:5
|O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies
triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them
be ashamed which transgress without cause. -- Psalm 25:2, 3|
...Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
-- I Peter 2:6
All of Psalm 31, but particularly:
In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.
But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.
Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee....
-- Psalm 31:1, 14, 17
The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
-- Psalm 34:22
In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
-- Psalm 71:1
Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
-- Psalm 119:116
Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
-- Psalm 22:4, 5
They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
-- Psalm 34:5
For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
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