Blessings in disguise

This morning on Bellshill Salvation Army Facebook page I share some devotions. So I simply want to share the same devotions with you tonight.

Sometimes we wonder why certain things happen in our lives.

Sometimes we even wonder why God allows specific things to happen to us, our family or our friends.

Sometimes we wonder how there can possibly be a blessing to be found anywhere!

Could it be that we are simply looking for what WE expect blessings to look like, rather than waiting to see how God sends us blessings?

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)

I know when I was at my lowest a few years ago, I felt as though everything was going wrong in my life and that nobody was there for me – I even felt as though God had dessert me, as he wasn’t doing anything to help me. Then one day, completely out of the blue, someone unexpected reached out to me. I didn’t quite realise it at the time, but I did realise later that that person was God’s sending me a blessing in disguise!

If that person hadn’t accepted that hand that was outstretched to me that day, my life may have taken a very different direction. I am therefore very grateful that even when I felt there were no blessings to be found anywhere, God still found a way to bless me.

I’d therefore encourage you not to close your eyes to God in times of difficultly, because, as the song ‘Blessings’ by Laura Story reminds us, God is with us in the storms – He will continue to be there for us, and bless us, sometimes in the most unexpected of ways.

Be encouraged that God is in control!

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