THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
When King David was just a boy of 12-16 years of age, his job was to shepherd his father's flocks.
All day long he would lead the sheep to pasture, and water, and watch over them protectively.
To amuse himself, as young boys do, he would sing songs and take target practice with his sling.
I'm not sure if David ever wondered why God kept him singing songs and slinging rocks.
But later, David wrote many of the Psalms we sing.
And, he used his skill with the sling shot to kill Goliath.
Do you ever wonder WHY God keeps you in difficulty?
In Psalm 37:23, David also wrote:
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way."
Take comfort in knowing two things:
First, if you are seeking to do God's will, He is "ordering" (planning) your steps;
Second, you are the object of God's delight.
At 20 and 22 years of age, Ann and I didn't understand the pain of losing our first child.
But some 20 years later, we were in a hospital room with a young couple who had just lost their first child.
We were able to comfort them with faith in Christ.
When adversity strikes, don't ask, "Why? I don't understand."
Ask, "When will I understand?"