Luke 9:24 (KJV)
24Â For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
Sometimes what we strive to hold can be kept only by surrendering it to God. This applies to our hopes as well as to our very lives .
Every person experiences desires that will not be quenched and circumstances that cause grief.
Remember the Bible story of Hannah?
Hannahâ€™s longing for a child was obviously placed in her heart by God Himself. Her husband tries to comfort her, saying in loving exasperation, â€œAm I not more to you than ten sons?â€ He does not understand why she cannot be content with what she has â€“ namely, him! But Hannahâ€™s desire for a son would not be quenched. She was mocked by Peninnah and rebuked by Eli, but heard by God. God did not chastise her for being discontent. We know that Godly contentment is great gain (1 Timothy 6:6). But that does not mean that our human desires â€“ even those that overwhelm us with sorrow when they are unmet â€“ are sinful in Godâ€™s eyes. He understands our feelings. He knows that â€œa hope deferred makes the heart sickâ€ (Proverbs 13:12). And He invites us to bring our requests to Him (Philippians 4:6).
Many times, we simply do not understand these things. God knows our story from beginning to end, that everything has a purpose, and that trust in Him is never misplaced.
He alone can fulfill your desires or change them to match His will.
God isn’t preparing a blessing for you, He is preparing YOU for the blessing!
Happy Weekend Everyone…..