Hidden Blessings

Let me share a devotion I read this week from one of Dr. David Jeremiah’s books.

“My disappointments aren’t over,” Kay Arthur admits. “Pain and trials are almost constant companions, but never enemies. They drive me into His sovereign arms. There He takes my disappointments and works everything together for good.”

Sometimes we feel our world is falling apart, but the lessons learned through the pain often bring hidden blessings. The Lord promises in Isaiah 61 to exchange our mourning with His oil of joy and to give a garment of praise to those who are weighed down in spirit. Cast your burdens on the Lord, and let Him become the strength of your heart. Let trouble drive you into His sovereign arms.

Ruth Bell Graham once said, “The devil sometimes goes too far. He drives us straight into the Lord’s arms.”

When you feel overwhelmed, beaten down and defeated know Jesus is there with His arms wide open ready to receive you into His love.
Pastor John