Good Morning Everyone,
Our theme for this month: “Trusting God”
Our Bible verse for today: “For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together with labor pains until now.” Romans 8:22
Our thought for today: “God can be trusted even when we’re groaning.”
Years ago there was a humorous little book written for high schoolers entitled “If God Loves Me, Why Can’t I Get My Locker Open?” It’s a funny title that expresses an unfortunate truth – we tend to groan and gripe about the littlest and silliest things. And we often blame God.
Come on admit it, how often do you get irritated and fussy because your own locker won’t open, or because you’re in a hurry and the traffic light is taking a long time to turn green, or you’re in dead zone for your cell phone coverage and you can’t make the call you wanted to make (and shouldn’t be making anyway because you’re driving, remember?) And how do you react during such times? You’re smiling and singing praises to God right? Not! You’re groaning right along with the rest of creation. You’re griping along with everyone else sitting at that long red light.
God doesn’t like it when we moan and groan and get irritated and fussy over silly things. The Israelites did that, and in Psalm 78:21 the Psalmist reminded them that when they did, God got furious with them and the fire of the Lord raged through their camp devouring people, tents, animals, and provisions.
Now I don’t mean to suggest that you will be struck with a lightening bolt because you’re sitting there grumbling about the red light, but surely God isn’t pleased with our muttering and grumbling either. The fact is that the light will change, and your cell phone coverage will return, and eventually your locker will open. If we can trust God for the big things like shelter and provisions and health, then surely we can also trust Him for the little things like red lights and cell phone coverage.
I want to encourage all of us today to make it a point to trust God not only for the big deals in life, but for all those little things as well.