Daily Devotional – 5/31/13 “Why, though?”

You’re still questioning God? You still doubt His infinite power, His wisdom and His promises to you? Is it because you can’t see them? Well, you don’t question the air and you don’t see it; yet you breathe it every day. You don’t question the cook at the restaurant although you eat the food they cook. You don’t question that chair you’re sitting in, yet you trust it to hold you. You don’t question the sun, even though it’s bad for you, yet you enjoy it while it’s out. So, why do you question God? Didn’t you read Proverbs 3:5-6 that says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths?” Doesn’t He show up right when you need Him the most? Doesn’t He make a way when all you see is a dead end? Doesn’t He heal your body after the doctors have given up? Isn’t He the one listening to you cry when folks do you wrong, when they tell you no or when they turn their back on you? Doesn’t He still forgive us even after we’ve sinned for the same thing we promised Him we wouldn’t do anymore? Yet, you’re still questioning, doubting and questioning some more. God says go and you still standing asking why. God says move and you’re still questioning how many steps to take. God is telling you to help somebody and you’re still asking Him why that person. God is telling you to step out and trust Him and you’re still standing at the back because you’re worried about failing but haven’t you read what it says in Hebrews 11:6, “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him?” Then why are you still there? You don’t have to keep wondering about why this is happening to you, why you haven’t done this or that, moved here or there, gone farther or given up this; it might be because you’re aren’t listening. Stop listening to your girlfriend who keeps telling you to leave your husband because she might just have her eye on him. Stop listening to your boys who keep telling you to ignore her call because she might just have the answer you need. Stop listening to your co-worker who keeps saying that medicine won’t work; just because it didn’t for her it might just heal you. Stop listening to “they” who say that diet won’t work because it might just be the help you need. And stop listening to those folk who keep talking about your pastor because baby they are after the messenger and you should be after the message. To sum this up, you need to listen to God and stop questioning Him. Obviously He has you where you are for a reason, so trust Him and then listen for your assignment when it’s time to move. How will you know its God speaking? Well, John 8:47 say, “Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” So, make sure your heart is right, your mind is made up, your feet are walking in the right places, your hands are dipping in the right bowl and your spirit is hooked up to the right spirit and you’ll know.

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