Daily Devotional – 3/3/15 “It could be worse!”

Just when you think you are doing badly, look around someone is doing worse. When you thought you were hungry because you didn’t eat last night, talk to someone on the street that hasn’t eaten in days and you’ll realize they are doing worse. When you thought you didn’t sleep well on last night, talk to someone who had to sleep on the street and you’ll soon realize they had it worse. When you thought the pain in your body was bad, talk to someone (like my sister) who has a debilitating disease that’s labeled the suicide disease, with no cure, and you’ll realize someone is far worse than you. You think you got a problem because your husband won’t put the toilet seat down, well talk to the woman who just made funeral plans for her husband. You think you got a problem because your wife doesn’t cook the chicken like your momma, well talk to the husband who just found the suicide note left by his wife who was depressed and he couldn’t see it. You think you got problems, talk to the parent who has to bury a child killed by a drunk driver or a stray bullet and all you got is one who won’t clean a room. – Your problems could be worse!

You complain about the church, so you don’t go but then you complain because God doesn’t hear your prayers yet He still allows you to be in your right mind day after day, night after night – your problems could be worse. You complain because God doesn’t bless you like you think you ought to be but you won’t even bless Him by paying your tithes because you got an issue with that too yet He still allows you to go to the job He blessed you with to get a paycheck every pay-day – your problems could be worse. Yea, you could be a tore up mess! You could be a jacked up fool! You could be out of your mind, wandering lost, walking among your people and not know anybody. You could be in a pit of hell right here on earth feeling alone even though you live in a house full of people. You could feel like nobody loves you although you get a hug every morning from somebody. All I’m saying is … your living could be worse! Stop taking your life for granted. Give God EVERYTHING He’s due from us whether it be money, time, praise and worship! Give it to Him! It ain’t ours anyway because everything under the sun belongs to God. Increase everything we give to God and see if He won’t increase His rewards to us.

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