Today’s Scripture: Romans 8:28
My 14-month-old daughter was screaming at me. She had fallen and broken her little two front teeth in half. Now, I was holding her down in the dentist’s chair so the dentist could examine the damage.
As I held her head down, she looked at me in panic. It was as if she was saying, “Daddy, why are you doing this to me? Why are you holding me here and letting this happen?” It ripped my heart out, but it also taught me something.
How many times have we found ourselves in an uncomfortable situation and cried out to God, “God, why are you doing this to me? Why are you holding me here and letting this happen?”
Like my little girl, we must trust our Father. He sees the big picture that we cannot. I knew that my daughter needed to stay in that dentist’s chair so that we could get her teeth fixed, but all she knew was that I was keeping her in a scary situation. What does God know that we do not see?
In times like these, we must remember God’s promises. He tells us that “all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to his purposes” (Romans 8:28). Every situation that we go through has a purpose. Although we may not see the big picture, we can trust our Father as he holds us in our pain.
We may not always understand his ways, but we can always trust his heart.
Today’s Prayer: Father, thank you for always being in control. Help me to trust you, knowing that you are working things for my good, even when I do not understand your ways.