Getting life and God mixed up

We have rested and enjoyed the ‘down time’. Dottie had prints made today of the photographs of graduation and quinceaneras. She will present them to the children tomorrow. It is an old tradition she started so the memory of their time with Dottie and me will always be there. Each graduate and each 15 year old girl has been special to us.

A servant's heart
A servant’s heart


Isn’t it amazing how Christians as well as the world blame God for all evil. Why did God allow my child to die? Why does god allow my wife have cancer? Why did God allow me to lose my job? The list goes on. We blame God for hurricanes, tornados, floods and plane crashes as well as everything else.

Life is cruel! But God is not cruel. Do not get God mixed up with what is known as your life. Jeremiah said that God had surrounded him with bitterness and hardship.He was not the first and will not be the last to look at negative events in his life and blame his situation on God.

Lamentations 3:25 “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him”. I am 72 years old and have been saved since my late teenage years yet I have found that the faith that worked in years past does not necessarily work today. I can tell you so many stories of the miracles of God’s provision going back 1/2 century yet just recently I was stressed and worried over the current finances at Casa. God did it over and over in the past and yet here I am concerned about it today.

God is always faithful although I am not. He is always loving and I am sometimes loving. God’s compassion never fails but mine does. I am not God! Life is hard. Life is difficult. Life is a labor. But when I mix up life and God I cause confusion in my daily walk. I need to be as faithful as I can. I need to be as compassionate and loving as I can. I need to forgive as best I can. I need to trust as strongly as I can. But I MUST leave the rest of life up to God.

My earthly race will end but God will not. He will take the baton from my hand and place it in the next generation. If I do what I can God will finish the job. You need to stop thinking that God is using a hammer on your life. It actually is a small chisel to form you into His image.