Have you ever thrown a fit at God?
Years ago, one of my children was a fit thrower. I have never had a child like that before or since. Believe it or not, he was born that way. You know the children that you see screaming on the floor because they cannot get their way? Yup! I had one of those.
One day just before he turned one, he was sitting in the living room playing with his toys, All of a sudden he threw his toy across the room and fell prostrate in a screaming fit of anger on the floor. As I rushed to the scene to rescue him, I realized he was not hurt,
He was mad.
You know what he was angry about? The sun! It was shining in his face. Can you believe that?
Many times we have the same attitude with our personal, loving, caring God when He wants to shine light in our hearts. He desires to change us and teach us. Instead of us understanding that this training or discipline is for our benefit, we throw a fit.
As I finished reading through the first 12 chapters of Isaiah the other night before bed, I couldn’t help but think about God being sovereignly in control of all the nations. He punished Israel with one nation, then punished Babylon with another nation...yet always leaves a Remanent of God’s people—Hope for the future. Then God gives even more hope for the world by prophesying about our savior to be born.
God is sovereignly taking care of me as well.
The God of the universe cares about me.
Recently, I just finished a verse by verse study on Hebrews 12. God has educated, disciplined, and trained me these last several weeks. These times of difficulty were definitely grievous and did not at all feel joyous.
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children,
Although I did have many tears of frustration and discouragement, the precious thought that God puts all these circumstances in my life for me to “partake” or be a part of His holiness and that God promises that all this training will result in the "peaceable fruit of righteousness".
It gives me a better understanding of James 1: “Count it all joy.” I can count it Joy, because these hard circumstances show that God really does love me. I am a child of the Living God! God tells me to lift up my drooping hands and strengthen my weak knees.
In other words, I need to endure this race that is set before me. I am to look to Jesus. I focus my eyes on HIM: the author, the founder, and the perfecter of my faith!
Here am I, an ordinary person with an ordinary life, yet an extraordinary God who sovereignly orchestrates my life.
Many times I can miss seeing my Heavenly Father’s guiding hand when He puts in my way obstacles that I may not like. These roadblocks stop me from doing what I want to do.
My own blindness of God’s perfect ways can lead me to discouragement and dismay or even doubt.
But God—who also showers me with good and always leads me on the right path—also protects me from the wrong path by barricading my way.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.”
I am thankful today.
God reached down in love and rescued Cassandra from her sin at the age of 21: changing her life, purpose, and focus forever.