This week I will share something God showed me through one of my daily readings.
I love that Luke repeats the genealogy of Jesus that Matthew did in his gospel. I am reminded that Christ came through many broken stories—like Tamar being treated so wrongly by her father-in-law. God gave her honor by putting her in the line of Jesus our Savior, but she did not know it. She only saw and experienced the mistreatment and abuse.From my journal 2.17
How many of us will be amazed at the story God was writing through us that we can’t know now, but will one day in Heaven?
God give us faith to trust you in the hard places with your eternal plan. This is what matters and how we stay true to You through all the dark valleys.
This is my favorite part of daily reading the Bible. I never know when God will illuminate a passage with fresh application.
The story of Tamar is a sad one to be sure. But God. He makes all things beautiful in time, even if that time is in Heaven. I’m learning to wait for it with expectation not regret.
Our life has had many dark valleys in recent years, a granddaughter who nearly died from an unrecognized disease, my brother dying from Covid at 66, our grandson being born at 24 weeks and diagnosed with many physical disabilities, then fighting an aggressive cancer with this same sweet grandson. There is more but this is enough to point out that we have no idea why these things have happened as they have. It seems on a human level like too much to bear.
But if I consider Tamar and her hardship and apply God’s Word to my current struggles, it lifts my focus to eternity and the good God has stored up for those who endure.
Is it easy? No, it’s a daily battle to choose the right focus. God helps me in my weakness to do what I can’t do in my own strength.
What has God opened your eyes to see in His Word recently? Please share it with us. Let’s encourage each other.