I know that you say all things work together for our good, Lord, but sometimes I don’t see it. Why do you allow the enemy to come in like a flood? Children who are innocent, need to have a childhood. Play. Not be cut out of life through suicide.
Have mercy on us Lord when we miss those opportunities to show kindness. I remember when the most complicated situation I had to face at school was whether or not I wanted to bring a lunch or buy the school lunch. The school lunches were not so bad before everything became prepackaged.
School lasagna could have been served in a fine restaurant, and the yeast rolls and Southern Fried chicken, would be the top of everyone’s list. There was no waste. I remember being so upset one time when I was small, because I had to leave school before lunch and I knew that the dessert for the day was chocolate cake. Really?! Couldn’t I at least get a tray to go?
Times have changed. Schools have changed. Expectations have changed, but one thing has not changed: God has not changed. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. When the world is uncertain, you can always know that the Lord offers you a firm foundation. People may fail you, disappoint you, persecute you, even, but the Lord promises that he will never leave you or forsake you.
I hold to his word and promise tonight as I think about the events of the past week. my God, we are always asking, why? It will take a while to let this one go, but I am going to put my trust in you and let it go. It’s too big for me to process, but I know that you will always be faithful to help us to understand it by and by.
Lord, help my unbelief when I want to cry out and cast blame. As pastor said today, “lead me to the rock.”
My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righteousness. On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.
In this week’s Lattereign, we have a message from Chris Cochran, a middle-school assistant principal, on the subject of student safely and cell phone usage: Warning-Public Education Rant to Parents