Why is everything always someone else’s fault?  Why do we feel the need to blame someone else for any misfortune, or accident that occurs.  Why do we lash out at others, and even wage wars, over every slight or perceived slight or whenever things do not go our way.  I guess it is because we believe that everything should go our way.  That we are entitled to everything to be in accordance with our plans.  Perhaps, sometimes we forget about God’s plans.

I think this is what the Bible is telling me today:

On his arrival in Jerusalem, Rehoboam assembled the house of Judah and Benjamin—one hundred and eighty thousand elite warriors—to wage war against Israel and restore the kingdom to Rehoboam.  However, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, a man of God: Say to Rehoboam, son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the Israelites in Judah and Benjamin: “Thus says the LORD: You must not go out to war against your kinsmen. Return home, each of you, for it is I who have brought this about.” They obeyed the word of the LORD and turned back from going against Jeroboam.

2 Chronicles 11:1-4

Perhaps not everything that seems bad, is bad.  Perhaps rather than looking to blame and seek retribution, I can look for the bright side.  Because I have a feeling that in God’s world there is definitely a good side (I just  have to stop focusing on my plans).

Dear God,

Help me to be patient.  Help me to be open to changes to my plans and look to see your plan.


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