When things are going well for us, we may start to think that we who don’t have troubles are better somehow, or are more loved by God, than those who are struggling. We forget that the effects of this fallen world are indiscriminate (unselective or haphazardly random).
We are all loved by the Lord and we all need Him – in good times and bad. The successes, abundance, and positions that God has given to us are tools to help us encourage others in their time of need. – Randy Kilgore
Give us humility, Lord, not to act like Job’s friends who accused him of ins because of his trials. Show us how to help those who are struggling so that we might give the kind of encouragement You have given to us.
Humility toward God makes us gentle toward others.
- January 14, Vol. 21, Our Daily Bread