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Easter is coming and as churches prepare for the big day and Christians around the world partake in lent, I find myself a wee bit frustrated. Though I am suppose to be reflecting on the great sacrifice Jesus made for me, I AM MAD @ God. GASP, did she just say that? Isn’t that a sin? Yes, I am not too pleased with God this morning. It happens whenever I am faced with so many trials that I almost feel like I can no longer breathe. (can you relate?)

As I write this devotional, I have so many matters and issues to deal with that my mind feels like it is on a merry go round. In the midst of my storm, I ask God Why? Where are you? and When will you deliver me? It’s extremely difficult to stay positive sometimes when life keeps hitting you with a ton of bricks. But as I reflect on my situation, I am taken to the Garden of Gethsemane. Here I witness the agony felt by Jesus. He pleads with God for deliverance but then says something that hits home for me.

Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done. – Luke 22:42

Our lives should always revolve around the will of God. No matter how rough the situations may appear. No matter how burdensome they may feel, we must remain in line with the will of God. He sees the bigger picture and is guiding us accordingly. Sometimes his will for us at the moment just won’t make any human sense. We must remember that our human sense is common sense and we serve a God who is not common. He is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. There is nothing common about him. Therefore, his ways are not our ways. His thoughts are not our thoughts. We can not even begin to understand the things God is protecting us from or preparing us for.

Because we do not know what our future holds, we must develop a level of faith that will follow his will even when it feels like we are headed the wrong way. He knows where he is leading us and when we get there we will understand the journey. Jesus went through the agony. Jesus was led to Calvary. Jesus was hung on a tree. BUT, today Jesus is seated on the right hand of God in honor and glory.

We too can make it but we must first decide to follow the plan he has laid out for us. It feels crazy but it is for our good. It seems backward but it will take us forward. So, yes I was mad @ God this morning but Jesus reminded me that he too suffered even worse hardships but God was faithful. Now, my anger has been replaced with worship because I know God is faithful and that where I am now is but for a minute. He will answer my prayers when the appointed time has come. In the meantime, I will praise him in advance.

Memory Text:

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name – 1 Peter 4:12-14, 16

Prayer Prompt:
Dear Lord,
Forgive me for my human faults. Help me to understand that you know what is best for me and have a plan for my life. Teach me how to be patient in tribulation knowing that you will never steer me wrong..

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