I was reading the bible today (because I decided, since it was lent, I should be doing this more often as a form of prayer), and I turned to Jeremiah 1: 4-10.
Within these verses lies one of my favorite lines of the bible — “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,” [verse 5]
This line means a lot to me, because no one else in the entire world knows us better than God does. He knows our faults and our weaknesses, and he doesn’t judge us. He is the only one who will forgive us when nobody else will. He will always be the one who’ll share our burdens when no one else is there to help us. He’s the only one we can turn to, when everyone else is busy with their own lives. He’s the only one who listens and understands.
Yet, we complain and we whine to him when we are given what we do not want. We take him for granted, and we treat him like a vending machine, only turning to him in need of help.
Just last week, I chanced upon a friend’s Facebook status that read “What happens when God doesn’t give you what you want?” In reply, I left a comment, saying, “What happens? You just don’t get it lor. LOL Instead God gives you what you need and what He knows you can handle, because I believe that He only gives us what we want when He knows we are ready for it.”
It is true, that God doesn’t always give us what we ask for, but we have to remember that He has a reason for not doing so. He may give us what we don’t want, but then it is up to us to accept the things he has given us and make the best out of what we already have.
We must all learn to be grateful for the the many blessings he has given to us. To me, that’s exactly what lent means.
During this lenten season, may we remember all the good things God has given us and be grateful for them. God bless you always.