“Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?” (Lamentations 3:38)
Hard times from God, I am not sure I want to hear that. Surely a loving Father would not allow such things to happen. Yet His ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts. He has eternal things in mind we focus on the temporal.
Our surrender to God is not only an invitation for Him to come in, but a willingness to let Him be Lord, here and now, in the good and the bad. But let us not forget the life after this one, a future with Him, a heaven to gain and a hell to avoid. His free gift is eternal life, but it cost Him his son. His love for us in intimate and infinite; it is in the hard times that we truly learn to trust.
Quick Prayer. “Thank you for the good and hard times that can come form your hand Lord.” Amen