Last week was one of those weeks where anything irritating that could happen, happened. Looking back on them some are funny and most not that bad, but boy at the time I had had about enough. Wonder how many of those “uggh I can’t believe it” moments were simply life playing out or tests of how patient I could be in the situations. Honestly I didn’t get a very good grade but with any luck through them I’m learning to be more wise.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever” (Psalm 111: 10 NASB).
This week we are using patience to help our oldest in a new situation. She is going through a medical experience due to a genetic condition that God allowed her to have. I begged God to spare our children but he said “no.” He knows better than we do. We firmly believe that dealing with this trial in her life will mature her and make her faith stronger, but it still hurts as parents. Makes me daydream about the day Jesus returns to make all things new and takes all types of pain away.
“And I saw Heaven opened and behold a white horse, and He who sat on it Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. His is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (rev. 19:11-16)
Lord, You are there through the trivial annoyances in life and also that difficult trials. May we become wiser as we learn to fear/know/love You more. May we also look forward to the day when You’ll return to wipe every tear away and defeat all the darkness of this world.