God Is On Our Side

Being in extreme agony last week (and still not doing real well, but better), for the second time in my life I wasn’t able to do much devotional type stuff at all. The other time was after my recent surgery and had to have my wife read the Bible to me. All of the other times, I was either sick or suffering a great amount from mental health stuff (sometimes at the same time), I was able to do these things. But when things are at their worst, I can hardly stand any stimulation of any kind. That may be why you see so many suffering people just sitting or lying down doing nothing.

I certainly prayed, but not all the stuff I usually pray about. I didn’t read the Bible enough or review very much memorized Scripture.

I’m not legalistic about this stuff. I love doing it. Talking to God, having Scripture memorized, reading the Bible and books about it or God–I can’t get enough.

But this served to re-iterate that God, in a sense, doesn’t care so much about that. He knows how much I want to love what he loves and hate what he hates and I pray for this a lot (Phil. 4:8, 1 Peter 1:15). He answers in the affirmative (and it’s a process of course) because it’s God’s will for everyone.

Even though I think I should have made more of an effort to read the Bible more, partly because of taking refuge in God and therapeutic value, I know that this, 1-doesn’t change one bit how much God loves me and 2-that God can get along just fine without some of my prayers. I’m not that important (Daniel 4:35).

I found a good video on part of this.


2 Responses to “God Is On Our Side”

  1. 1 Eric

    You’re in my prayers, Jeff. Glad you’re better, but hope even more relief is on the way. God bless you. Eric

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    Thank you Eric.

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