WHY ISN'T GOD FIXING EVERYTHING?
With so many prayers being released to heaven around the world right now... many, heavy with the weight of desperation and anxiety, it can leave us wondering if God is actually listening at all. ~ Have you ever thought that? Why doesn't he just fix what is broken when we ask? ~ But can you imagine if He turned into a vending-machine God, fixing everything for everyone? ~ We would become lazy and ungrateful. Our selfishness and entitlement would grow and squash our compassion and ability to love well. ~ God doesn't necessarily remove everything we fear, but if we allow Him, He will work on the root of our fear. ~ Much like teaching a man to fish, rather than just giving fish, this gift of God grows in us the ability to deal with our fear & pain at its root, so when it rears it's ugly head again we can draw on the strength He has grown in us. ~ This week, as we bring our fears, frustrations, and even anger to God, perhaps it's time to allow new growth... Ask Him to work on the root of your concern, rather than just the circumstance. The gains will be a blessing again, and again.