QUESTIONING THE RESULT
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.1 Peter 1:3-4
These past two weeks, I’ve been fighting some kind of respiratory virus/flu. The worst part was the first few days. I’m gradually gaining strength and feeling a little better each day. I’m still fighting some sinus congestion but not nearly as bad as last week.
Still, there are times when I’m tempted to think the worst. I ask questions like what if it gets worse again? What if it goes down into my chest? I could worry myself into a dither wondering what the result will be.
GOD KNOWS THE RESULT
Yet, then I’m reminded that God is with me. He knows my future. He knows the result of my struggles, and I can trust Him. I look back to how I felt last week and see that I am much better. I just need to accept that this may be a slow recovery, but I do see improvement.
I have been able to use this time to work more on a speaking presentation I will do in the future. It has also drawn me closer to the Lord as I read His Word and pray. There are also sweet friends and family who encourage me.
I may not be at my best right now, but God can still work through my weakness.
So, back to the question I asked at the beginning. What are the results of following God in this life here on earth? I will answer it in the following poem that I started Friday but finished this afternoon.
THE RESULTS OF FOLLOWING GOD
What are the results Of following after God Is it all worth it? When we see His face Will our tears be wiped away By God’s loving hand? We will have great joy Such as we have never known Alive in the light Our pain will be gone No traces left of sorrow Happiness abounds These are the results When we follow God’s leading Yes, it’s all worth it Peace forevermore Eternity with Jesus Who could ask for more?