I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Devotion: Playing Games with God?

God isn’t some sugar daddy in the sky. He is great. He is powerful. He is also personal and loving. We can’t play games with Him. He doesn’t wink at sin when we choose wrong instead of right.

Deuteronomy 6:24 (KJV) And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.

He doesn’t take away all our problems. He is there waiting to bless, protect and guide when we seek forgiveness and seek a relationship with Him. And while He doesn’t take away all our problems, He is there to comfort and guide us through.

His principles may not float our boat when we want to do our own thing. But if we settle one truth–that what He does is for our ultimate good–we will know joy if we choose to follow Him. Why? Because then, we will experience God’s forgiveness, blessing and peace within.

By Carolyn R Scheidies
From First I Bow



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