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Greg Laurie Daily Devotion - Sept. 20, 2007


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Green Lights and Blue Skies

He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.

—Psalm 121:3

If I decided how my day were to go, I would never write in “crisis.” I would never write, “Get sick” here, or “Have my tire go flat” there, or “Have this unexpected disaster take place.” I would just write in all the good stuff in life. I would plan for everything to go my way. There would be no traffic on the freeways. It always would be green lights and blue skies.

But we are not in charge of our lives. God is. And He will let so-called “bad things” happen. But as time goes by, you will find that the significant things you learn in life did not come from the good times. They came from those times of crisis in which you were more dependent on God. Many of the bad times will, in retrospect, turn out to be good times, because it is through those so-called “bad times” that you will learn some of life’s most important lessons.

The things we experience are not random events that float in and out of our lives. Rather, they are specific events that have been chosen by God and are timely and purposeful. This means the good things as well as the bad things. It means the good times we experience as well as the bad times.

When you put your faith in Jesus Christ, you come under His protective care. God is fully aware of everything that happens to you, and thankfully He is never asleep on the job. He pays careful attention to the smallest details of your life and is in complete in control of all circumstances that surround your life. He is aware of what you are going through.

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