God works according to His own timetable. And when you accept that, you'll be able to enjoy where you are right now, and get to where He wants you to be. Furthermore, God may not answer all your questions; at least not in the way you'd like Him to. But be assured He is working. And since what He's working on is often bigger than you can comprehend, He won't bother you with details you can't handle. Think—if God had told you all the things you'd have to go through to get to where you are right now, could you have handled it? He knows how long it'll take and how hard it'll be—that's why He's silent. If He showed you your whole life in advance you'd faint. Joseph discovered during his time in prison that when God gives you a vision and you commit yourself to it, there's no "opt-out clause." So stop projecting into the future. When you live in yesterday you end up with a case of the "if onlys," and when you try to live in tomorrow you get a case of the "what ifs." Remember the popular hit song: "One day at a time, sweet Jesus, that's all I'm asking of you. Just give me the strength to do every day what I have to do. Yesterday's gone, sweet Jesus, and tomorrow may never be mine. Lord help me today, show me the way, one day at a time." What should you do? Trust God to work things out for you according to His timetable.
"As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent." (Revelation 3:19)
Praise be to our ever-loving Father that He will always be faithful to chasten His children to correction. His discipline is of a caring love toward us-it is for our benefit, gracious and merciful. The Lord wants what is best for us and kindly prompts us to return to Him. Praise the Lord for His involvement.
Week #35 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 4-6
Monday: (History) 1 Chronicles 10-14
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 99-101
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 19
Thursday: (Prophecy) Hosea 1-7
Friday: (Gospels) John 7-9
Saturday: (Letters) 1 Timothy 4-6