Suffering is a compulsory part of human existence. The difference for believers is that suffering need never be in vain.
Lord, as I consider what You do, I find myself feeling at times like the writer of Ecclesiastes: Who can straighten what You have made crooked? When times are good, I am to be happy. But when times are bad, consider: You have made the one as well as the other (Ecclesiastes 7:13-14).
According to Your Word, Lord there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, 4).
Truly, You are the Creator and Sustainer of time. Nothing is “untimely” to You.
From Praying God’s Word – Day by Day
A Year of Devotional Prayer
By Beth Moore
Tuesday, 24 February 2009 - It was Jemimah’s appointed time to depart.