Fortunately, we can see the kindness of the Lord in hindsight. When I reflect on difficult challenges in my life, I now see: the lessons I learned, the way my faith matured, the insights I gained and the skills that developed through all my experiences. I can honestly declare that I am grateful for every trial.

When we feel like giving up, when we are waiting for a breakthrough, when we are crying out to him for help, the Lord, in Isaiah, declares this profound truth: “Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.” In our challenges, the Lord encourages us to keep stepping forward and do what we know to be right. “Soon” can seem like an eternity when you are waiting for God. However, we do not always fully know what he is doing, building, healing and transforming – let alone the salvation he is working in the wait.

If we could see his wisdom, love and kindness, I believe we would declare to him: have your way, Lord. We trust your wisdom, we know you are kind, we know you love at all times and your love never fails. Have your way, Lord. 

Babbie Mason sang a beautiful song called Trust His Heart.  The chorus says, “God is too wise to be mistaken, God is too good to be unkind. So when you don’t understand, when you don’t see his plan, when you can’t trace his hand, trust his Heart”!

Lord, help us to trust your heart in the midst of our challenges. Have your way within us and through us. Give us eyes to see ourselves and our lives from your perspective. Give us the grace to not resist you through the times you make us wait. We love you. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Today's Challenge: Reflect on an experience where you’ve seen the kindness of God through a difficult experience you’ve gone through. Leave a comment below or share with a friend, and describe how you have grown, and what insights can learned to apply to your circumstances.

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