I shared this verse of scripture with a family member who is going thru a really nasty divorce. I sent it in a text early one morning and received a call that afternoon that although they had recited it all day long.....things still didn't go their way.....and they blamed me. At first, I was hurt, but then it dawned on me that although I'm not sure they fully realized it.....they were actually mad at God.....not me. And, they must not have paid a lot of attention to the words.....
"be patient in tribulation".
People suffer many things in this life.
Often the things we/I have to go thru are self inflicted,
although we/I don't want to own up to that.
We/I try to justify our/my actions and place the blame on somebody else,
when the one who stares back at us/me in the mirror is actually the one who brought all the trouble and hardship by wrong decisions.
God is good.
Which is why.....
although some days are difficult.....
I try my best to keep on......
Breathing in Jesus,