By Tim Irving – Evangelism Team

“My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor My ways your ways says the Lord. For My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.” That pretty much explains why we don’t understand everything that happens to us. We only see a frame of the movie reel while He’s already directed the whole picture. In Psalm 13, David, the man after God’s own heart, filled with sorrow, cries out feeling abandoned by God, but that was, again, because he hadn’t seen the whole film! Jesus tells us “In the world you will have tribulation.” Not maybe, you will have, but He also assures us that “I have overcome the world.” Things will happen but He will be there with us. Paul, an authority on tribulations, wrote these sobering words to Timothy. “You and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus, will suffer persecution.” Comes with the territory but also comes with huge rewards. It should be no surprize, that when you get closer to God, the devil attacks. Even though he knows he’s lost, the devil will cheap shot you whenever he can. Guess that’s a way of finding out which is the good seed and which seed never gets any roots. Plant your roots in the good soil, let them dig deep and grow strong in Jesus. He’ll be with you through the tribulations, He’ll be with you in the peace, and you’ll be with Him on the streets of gold!