Everything that happens in our lives is for a purpose. The purpose isn’t always made known to us, but if you believe in an all knowing, ever present and all powerful God, you can be confident that He has your best interests always at the forefront.
No matter what your age, you can find great comfort in the fact that God is always in control. Even when we think we know better than He does, He’s still patient with us. He continues to put up with our defiant behavior. He allows us to make mistakes, yet He’s there to pick us up when we fail.
We may have convinced ourselves that we’re the only ones who have ever gone through difficult times. We feel that God has something against us and isn’t listening to our prayers anyway. This is when we need Him the most.
If you spend just a few minutes every day, you’re sure to find at least one miracle in your life. How about the weather? How about the beautiful children you’ve created? How about the roof over your head? How about a spouse that loves you? How about a God that has sacrificed everything for you?
The flashy movie kind of miracles don’t always happen, but if we search hard enough, we can find those too. How about the Christmas bonus you received just in time to buy Christmas gifts for your children? How about the storm that skirted just past your house and saved you thousands of dollars in repairs? How about the hyper-active child who discovered they could channel their energy into music, art or drama?
When you feel like the world is collapsing in on you, when you can’t seem to pull yourself out of depression, when things are spinning out of control, turn to God. His power will calm even the vilest storm. His mercy will be showered on you. His consistency will give you hope. His love will never fail.