Thursday, July 30, 2009


Have you ever noticed that when life seems difficult, we storm the gates of heaven with request after request?

The roof leaks . . . we cry out to God. The car is in the repair shop . . . again
. . . we cry out to God. A flu bug has us in its grasp and won’t let go . . . we cry out to God. The baby has the colic . . . God, help! We fear losing our job . . . God, help! Our child’s grades begin to slip . . . God, help! Our spouse is stressed and it is evident at home . . . God, help! Again and again we cry out to our heavenly Father for help. Of course, this pleases Him . . . He loves it when we turn to Him. He wants us to rely on and trust Him for the smallest detail of our lives.

Then our lives begin to run more smoothly. The children are thriving, our spouse is fine, we feel well, we have a car that runs. God? Does He once again become a shadow figure - someone you once knew and talked with . . . constantly. But now you no longer need Him . . . or do you?

Look unto Me. Isaiah 54:22

Heavenly Father, please help me to look to You not only when things are difficult, but also when life seems to run more smoothly. I need You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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