Jesus Every Day
By Dr. Jed N. Snyder

Romans 8:28

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Frequently we are baffled, sometimes we are angry, often we are hurt, regularly we are confused by situations, actions or inactions that are unpleasant or very unpleasant. We are full of the “whys” of life. “Why did this happen to me?” “Why now?” “Why not him/her?” “Why does this pain hurt so much, so long?” “Why is my child sick, injured, disabled?” “Why does God let evil come into our lives?”

In times like these, it is always, always, valuable to see what God has to say about our trials, our tests, our pains. Most who are raised in Sunday School or even attend church gatherings on Easter or Christmas have been taught the Shepherd Psalm. “The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not be in want…Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…” But we often do not see the goodness or the Lord’s mercy.

Most of us are concerned for the reconstruction of Texas, Louisiana, Florida and other states that have received damage from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We pray, we give and many go to help out. But, nagging in the back of our faith (our brains) is the question, “What good is this?”

Often the answer is “I don’t know, yet. I will know sometime in the future.” Many of us have friends who live with disabilities. Especially when we are tired, when live seems depressing, we in faith accept the fact that there is good that we do not yet see. Hold on to that faith. You will be rewarded.

When you see the good, even if not until heaven, you will be glad that your faith held.

 

Dr. Jed N. Snyder is the President, Jesus Every Day Ministries, Inc.; and the Pastor at Augusta Street Church, West Columbia. To contact him visit www.jedministries.com or e-mail [email protected]