In my next chapter, chapter 26, I relate some experiences of my own heartaches. I am so thankful I learned a long time ago who to go to when I was hurting. When bad things happen I go directly on my knees and sometimes, yes, I scream at God, asking where is He. I don't get off my knees until He answers. Until I feel the blessing and the peace that I came for, no matter who long it takes. Then, after all that frustration is out of me and I am quiet enough to listen to what God has to say, I finally accept what is going on around me in a better frame of mind. First I always have to tell Him what I think and sometimes it is not in a nice way. God understands that because no matter how upset I am at Him, He never lets me down with His answers.
God wants us to come to Him with all of our frustrations and pray without ceasing, until we feel we get our answers. After praying we then can start rejoicing, turning to the word of God and receive the comfort from that word that we need. I know this is hard to do sometime, especially when we are going through a certain situation but if you give it a try, I promise you it will work. It always has for me. Our scripture today is found in 1Thessalonians 5:16,17. It says,
"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
Rejoice always? Pray without ceasing? Amazing concepts! He has reasons for asking you to do this. You are to find the joy of trusting Him at all times, and learn how to endure in prayer while the battle rages.May you find a blessing in today no matter what the circumstances are. Always look for the good in everything and everyone and I guarantee you will find it.