What happens to us is not the measure of God’s love for us
Reference: After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward. ” (Genesis 15:1 NIV)
Explore: I know God is not the cause of the bad things that happen in my life, but when the challenges come, it’s hard not to point the finger at Him.
My daughter was having some hard times with her friends. They were believing some rumours about her and she felt betrayed.
All I had to do was ask her to put her dishes in the dishwasher and I got the barrage of hurt. I was nagging; I wasn’t supportive of her; I had too many rules…
None of these were true, and she knew it, but she lashed out at the person she was closest to.
Application: I do this with God too. He cops the blame for all my bad days! For some reason I feel He has betrayed me by not making my day easy.
However, I recently heard a great saying:
What happens to us is not the measure of God’s love for us.
Abram found this to be true. He was having a bad time with family, bad time with enemies and he wasn’t able to conceive a child with his wife.
God reminds him that He is his shield and great reward.
Maybe you need to hear that from God today too. You may be struggling with things in this world, but don’t forget God loves you and He is your shield and great reward.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for the strength we can get from You in our times of trial. You love us, no matter what we are going through. Amen.
What struggles are you currently enduring?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.