Daily Devotion

Can you really blame God?

Good morning! I have had the wackiest morning so far but it’s all in humor. For starters, I went to sleep sometime after 2 this morning and woke up at 6:30. I stayed in the bed till 7:15 but had to get labs at 8. Worst of all, a spider fell on me in my bathroom!

But anyway, I happened to look at this book I have called the “Bounce Back” Book–how to recover from traumatic events and situations in your life. It has several steps for you to take to regain your happiness after trauma. The author had been raped and used writing as therapy. The point of this is to tell you tip #16: Write a complaint letter. Then answer it.

In the book of Job, Job experiences unexplainable loss and heartache. He is judged by his friends and questions God. Then finally in chapter 38 God replies to Job about all his complaints. Who are we to question God?! By simply being born into a sinful world we are often doomed to encounter some hard times. It is the very story of Job that encourages me to have faith inspite of so many obstacles. In the end God restores Job! And He restores to Job twice as much as he lost(Job 42:10). God promises to restore whatever we sow(Genesis 26:12, Joel 2:21-25, Proverbs 6:31)

So write your letters, and respond as you think God would respond. Be sure to ask for courage, strength, guidance, wisdom, supernatural healing, peace, etc. for the problems you identify. Remember that you will be restored! You can’t even imagine the abundance that God can do!(Eph. 3:20)

Be blessed and stop blaming God! Accept your own fault and if you find none, remember that God will give you the peace to cope until He restores you.

“I tell you the truth,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields– and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.” Mark 10:29-30


“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

Marquita B. Priester


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