God knows what is the best for us – Prayer for October 30. Praise the Lord everybody! Sometimes we as Christians in our daily struggle to please God find ourselves adding extra burdens on to our backs when we try and help God do his job.
Bible Verse for Today
“He says Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11: 28-30)
Sometimes when we are pressing hard to be the man or woman of God we believe God wants us to be, sometimes and we find yourself missing and falling short of the mark. Do you find yourself trying to make it up to God by promising to do even more things for Him? Things like going out and handing out tracts or volunteering more of your time at the church’s soup kitchen, or adding on two more fast days to your week.
Things for extra credit on top of what God has already given us to do. Like when you were in college so on top of the work God has ordained for you to do, now you’re adding your own stuff, your own burden when all God wants is for us to be obedient and do the job He has called us to do.
He has called all who are burdened down by sin not to add to their burdens but to get to know Him and take up His yoke because it is easy to follow, and His burden is light. The “light” of the world which we are all ordained to carry everywhere we go, even unto the ends of the earth. When we fall short we must not punish ourselves by adding burdens out of guilt, but we must get up confess our sin and continue in the race.
God will chastise whom He will chastise, and He chastises those that He loves. Even His chastisement is perfect leading to His will for us being fulfilled. We make shipwreck of our faith when we try to choose what we think our discipline should be when God can see our beginning and our end and only He knows what is best for us.
So, let’s focus on what God wants us to be focused on and stop trying to get extra credit. God bless you all.
God Knows what is the Best for Us Prayer for Today
Father God, forgive us for not trusting you in all things. Help us Lord not to put more burdens on ourselves than you ordained for us to carry. Help us to always remember that you know what’s best for us. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Also read: STAYING TRUE TO GOD Prayer for October 29