Tantrums are a given almost on a daily basis.
Reference: “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”” Hosea 6:3 NIV
Explore: My boss talks about there being three things in life that are inevitable – death, taxes and cataracts. You could probably add a few more.
As a parent of a two year old, I also have some things that are inevitable in my life. Tantrums are a given almost on a daily basis. Finding food under the dining table that didn’t quite make it from the bowl to the mouth is also something common place for me.
Application: We all have things in our lives that are to be expected. The great thing is that God can also be expected in our lives.
Hosea reminds us that no matter where we are or what we have done in the past, we can expect God to turn up. “As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”
What comforting words, to know that our loving, gracious God is faithful… Everyday.
Prayer: Lord, each and everyday You are there for me. May I not forget to look for You. Amen.
When have you noticed God’s presence?
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.