She pulled out of her driveway and called Destination Assist as she pulled up to the stop sign. Within minutes, her route was downloaded into her GPS, making her life so much simpler. She often told people she couldn’t find her way out of a paper box if her life depended upon it. She smiled to herself remembering the verse she had shared that morning, grateful for the very direct directions given in that verse to a destination that many had a hard time finding.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. Do you ever find yourself lost on your way to “happy?” Today’s blog gives some pretty clear directions and distinctions on how to not only arrive there but stay awhile 😊
“God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner [the one unforgiven who has not confessed Jesus as their Savior] he gives the task of gathering…” Ecclesiastes 2:26
How often do we beg and even try to bargain with God during a challenging time in an important relationship, let alone any type of suffering? We may say things like, “God, please open their eyes, please help them to see, please change them,” right?
I have learned, albeit the hard way [sometimes the only way I learn 😊] that God is invested in our character more than He is our happiness. Now please hear what I’m not saying: I’m not saying He wants us miserable and unhappy. No, not at all. In fact, there are many more scriptures that talk about how to be happy.
What I am saying is that He wants you and me happy, but character has to come first. About a year and a half into my own season of suffering, I finally started asking for wisdom, knowledge and understanding instead of pointing at my husband while focusing on my own pain.
My fellow sojourner, there is a pathway to “happy,” and it requires us letting go of resentments; it requires us to stop pointing the finger at the other person and their sin [that makes us a sinner too] and it requires us to ask of God for wisdom and knowledge. And when we ask with a sincere heart, He not only grants us wisdom and knowledge but understanding too. It is then that happiness is ushered in, easing our burden.
Encouraging you in your journey,