How often have we all been on our faces and cried out to the Almighty, why me? When all I feel is defeated and lost? What is it, if anything am I supposed to learn or do from this situation? Is the Father angry with me? Is this an attack of the adversary or a correction from YHVH?
These questions have plagued YHVH’s people since the beginning of humanity. When we need to hear Him the most is when we seem to only hear deafening silence. The question is, how do I discern the plan here, and what is my next step after calamity?
Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 12:13: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear G-d, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
There comes a time when we reflect inwardly and must ask ourselves, what in me needs to change. What is it, in these quiet and often painful times of self-reflection is G-d desiring to eliminate from my character or personality to bring me to a closer and more meaningful relationship with Him? The truth of the matter is, when I am honest with myself, the greatest times of my spiritual growth have been born out of pain.
That does not mean that G-d has caused my pain, however through my pain because of His loving kindness He has always drawn me close.
Let us during this time of the days of AWE leading up to Yom Kippur that we remember to cling to Him no matter what!
I pray Father change me, shape me, mold me, transform me into Your image and likeness as I leave my flesh behind!
Help me to remember as Solomon states “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear G-d, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man”.