Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all those who celebrate this day! I had an amazing experience 41 years ago, in March 1974. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Ireland, march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and participate in the International Band Competition, as a member of the Laconia High School (NH) marching band. One of the things that stood out to me the most flying over Ireland was how the land looked like green patchwork quilts!
So onto today’s devotional shares. Remember to check out Daily Scripture Readings, if you would like to read some Psalms and Proverbs for the day.
“Lord, thank You that You have me in the place You want me just now…even if I got here through wrong choices or indifference or even rebellion, yet You knew my mistakes and sins before I ever existed, and You worked them into Your plan to draw me to Yourself, to mold and bless me, and to bless others through me.
Thank You that even if I’m here through the ill will or poor judgment of other people, all is well; for in Your sovereign wisdom, You are at work to bring about good results from all those past decisions, those past events beyond my control–good results both for me and for others.
So I rest in the fact that You have me in this place for this day, and I praise You that You will faithfully guide me throughout life to just where You want me to be, as I seek do Your will.”
–Ruth Myers in “31 Days of Praise”
“Many times the Lord is with us, and we don’t even know it. God is there with you even when circumstances seem out of control.
He is already working everything together for your good.
Therefore, we should rededicate ourselves to God every morning.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Starting Your Day Right”
-1- This is something I often ponder and it still amazes me how many things God has brought me through, to bring me where I am today. When we’re going THROUGH those things, it’s hard to comprehend WHY, or to even see that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel…yet even if someone keeps moving the end of the tunnel, we do eventually walk out into the light on the other side.
-2- Once again, these two devotionals are on the same topic of God’s presence with us and His hand in bringing us through whatever needs to happen, working all things out for our good.
So what are YOUR thoughts? Have you had those times when everything around you looked dark and murky, yet some how, you made it through to the light on the other side?
Do you agree that some how all things really do work out for our good?