I came before the Lord this morning on my knees. I had so many questions.
Why Lord…is Anita struggling now for many years with her health?
Why Lord… don’t you just heal her? We have seen You touch her miraculously in many ways but why is she not completely healed Lord?
Why Lord…do I have so many friends and their families battling with ill health, cancer, strange diseases, depression, finances, businesses that just don’t want to get off the ground, cash flow, bankruptcy and a host of other problems?
Why Lord…have you allowed so many of my friends to die?
Why Lord? Why?…….
After my time in prayer and all my questions the first devotional I read was Streams in the Desert – 25 Sept (parts in brackets I added)
After The Frost
(Why have you forgotten me?)
Why go I mourning?
Canst thou answer this, believer? Canst thou find any reason why thou art so often mourning instead of rejoicing? Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told thee that the night would never end in day? Who told thee that the winter of thy discontent would proceed from frost to frost, from snow and ice, and hail, to deeper snow, and yet more heavy tempest of despair? Knowest thou not that day follows night, that flood comes after ebb, that spring and summer succeed winter? Hope thou then! Hope thou ever! for God fails thee not. —C. H. Spurgeon
My second devotional reading was from God Calling – 25 Sept
Come and Stay
Come to Me,
all who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Come for rest, but stay for rest too. Stop all feverish haste and be calm and untroubled. Rest knows no fear. (1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love) Rest, and all you need to gain this rest is to come to Me (Jesus). So come.
I came to the Lord this morning burdened with many questions, and in turn He answered me and at the same time encouraged and uplifted me, giving me rest. All I had to do was come to Him.