“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” – James 1: 1-4 (NIV).
There is a song, going by the above title, widely sung in many Christian circles. It has some of the most beautiful lyrics, speaking of God’s good plans for us, regardless of circumstances. In some lyrics, it says, “When God’s people humble themselves and pray, He has promised all heaven.”
There has certainly been a lot around us, lately. A lot of the news have not brought good tidings, rather much has been filled with sadness such as deaths from the pandemic. Times such as these might make some lose faith.
But something good is going to happen. This is not just wishful thinking. God’s word says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
There is another lyric to this beautiful song, which goes, “Right there in the dust, he sat by the gate, To listen to footsteps and patiently wait. The blind man just didn’t dream that this was the day. That Jesus of Nazareth would pass by his way.” This refers to the blind man Jesus healed in John 9:1-7. For all the years he lived as blind, there was a day that came, when Jesus told this man, “Go!”
So, friend, “Something good is going to happen to you. For Jesus of Nazareth is passing your way.”
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I start the day afresh with a song in my heart, something good is going to happen, to me today, for you are passing by, this I pray in Jesus’s name.