It’s not a change in actions this week, or even something new I had never thought of before. But God’s Word has been challenging how I think about the challenges I’ve been facing.
Consider the work of God:
who can make straight what he has made crooked?
In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.
Chapter seven leads up to these verses to warn us that the easy way isn’t always the best way. God uses hard things to make us more like him. Once again I am challenged in how I view the problems gifts God sends my way. From large difficulties down to a child who doesn’t sleep when I need her to, God is deliberately guiding me in such a way that I continue to seek Him rather than chafe at the hurt and inconvenience. As I think about this topic, I have been considering even more areas where I need to be acknowledging God’s presence and direction in my life. Solomon leaves nothing out, because even the good things I must acknowledge come from God. I can give thanks and rejoice in every situation. I can acknowledge him in all my ways.
Is God using Scripture to change you this week?