And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16 NIV
Every day is a blessing. When we consider our blessings, we may list some of these:
Spouse, family, church or employment, passion or talent for something that drives our days, good weather, a working car, clothes, food or shelter, pets that adore us, friends that are golden, neighbors that are faithful friends, safe travel, good doctors, etc. The list is endless. Know what else is endless?
God’s love is endless! Though He allows trials, let us not lose sight that He is the loving One putting our life together in the way and order that He deems best for us. He already knows what it looks like when completed, though we do not.
As I see it, He lovingly places each event or piece in its proper place at the proper time. We can accept the pieces, whether blessing or trial or lesson, as a perfect fit and made especially for us. He knows what He is doing.
Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:17 NIV
His blessings are like love letters with the return address of Heaven. We can send letters back to Him in the form of prayers and thank Him that He does all things for our good. He loves us, even though He allows trials. After all, He loved His precious Son Jesus, and He was given the trial above all trials! Trials are a part of life and an opportunity to praise God for more than just our blessings. Easier said than done, but a worthy challenge!
Look up to God today and see where your blessings and trials come from, and if you are able, thank Him for both, because they were made just for you, with love and a good reason that only He knows for sure.
I pray especially for those in severe trials today. It is easy to say God has a reason for everything and even believe it, but a whole other step of faith to praise Him and love Him for His plan. May you feel loved and cherished for the precious child of God that you are:)