Please join us for Thankful Thursday this month at Lynn’s blog, Spiritually Unequal Marriage. Thanks, Lynn!
I am grateful for answered prayer this week. A few days ago, I felt discouraged, incompetent, and misunderstood. I wondered if my life would be easier f I simply adopted a more cynical world view. After a sleepless night trying to work through these sorrows on my own, I poured out my heart to God. The Lord led me to two verses which reminded me that when we are born again, we see the world through fresh eyes. I am grateful for these words, which remind me that God loves our childlike faith, and wants us to approach Him as children.
“Assuredly, I say unto you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3 (NKJV)
“Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” 1 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV)
God put even more encouraging words in my path this morning. Two e-mail devotionals addressed the theme of discouragement. In today’s Thankful Thursday post, Lynn — our host this month — reminded readers that we must not let the enemy silence us. All week, my husband has encouraged me to keep writing — especially my blog.
The wisdom that we gain from our faith may not always make sense to the world. In fact, we have an adversary whose purpose is to stop us in our tracks. I am thankful that the Lord has reminded me that it can be a blessing to not “fit in” with the world, and that He hears us when we bring our sorrows to His throne. He really does!