Thursday, May 7, 2009

Appointed Days

God has appointed both days of prosperity and adversity (Ecc 7;14) We are to rejoice in the one and consider in the other.

When we pray for healing and healing does not come, we tend to wonder if our belief system is at fault. Have we put our trust in something that is not consistent with reality? Is God angry with us or do we simply not have enough faith to be healed?

But God’s word tells us that he has appointed days of adversity for us. He does not do this simply to prove a point, but he is working in us that which will make us more like Christ. In days of adversity we run to God, we search our hearts, praying for wisdom and insight.

God is teaching us to trust him (Isaiah 26:3).