Published January 6, 2015
"Coffee Break" is a morning devotional written by Lorraine Ezell.* I couldn't have said better what she shares in this devotional. So, with her permission, please enjoy her thoughts below...
"It's Not Neglect"
"Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee" (Isaiah 49:15).
I have a word specifically for someone this morning but it is also for the rest of us. That word is "Stop accusing God of child neglect!"
God, your Heavenly Father, has not forgotten you. He has not abandoned you. He is not neglecting you. You are falsely accusing Him just because He has not come through when you thought He should or because He has not moved in the way you wanted Him to.
God, being the Father, is wiser than the child. He knows what to do, when to do it and how to do it. His ways and thoughts are so much higher than ours. He moves in perfect ways with eternity in mind. We want things done in a way that will get the need met quicker. We also think in terms of the "here and now."
When Jesus was hanging on the cross, the mockers in the crowd kept taunting Him by saying, "If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross" (Matthew 27:40). He was the Son of God and He could have come down from the cross to prove it. Had He done what they wanted Him to do, some of those standing there that day would have believed that He was the Son of God when they saw it. It would have changed some of their lives that day, but what about the rest of us? What about all of lost humanity? What about those of us who were not born yet and still needed a Savior? He stayed on the cross because there was a greater eternal value in doing so there was an eternal purpose to fulfill.
When He delays in answering, when He delays in moving on your behalf, He is working out a greater plan than to just run to your rescue. It is a plan that will touch many other lives. It is a plan that will bring Him the greatest glory. It is a plan that will work all things together for your good.
Have a great day. Don't accuse God of neglecting you. He is working out a far greater, and eternal, plan on your behalf.
*Lorraine Ezell heads About The Master's Business Ministry, Inc., in Brookhaven, MS. Visit their website at www.mastersbusiness.org.
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