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Today's reading: Ecclesiastes 7:14; Matthew 6:34

Have you ever opened your Bible to a verse that feels like it hits you upside the head? I'm guessing you have, and that was exactly my experience with Ecclesiastes 7:14 today.

"In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him" (Ecclesiastes 7:14, ESV)

My husband and I are in a season of adversity right now, and as I took in verse 14 it was helpful because it provided me with a much needed adjustment to my perspective. Here are the lessons this verse conveyed to me:

  • We will experience both prosperity and adversity
  • God is in control of every circumstance
  • We may not fully understand why we're going through our circumstances
  • It's not for us to know the future
  • We shouldn't take the future for granted
  • Not knowing our future keeps us dependent on God
  • We need to live in and for the present day rather than worrying about tomorrow and what "might be."

Thank you, God, for giving me just the perfect verse to minister to my heart, and refocus my eyes on serving You right where I'm at today!

What did God impress on your heart after reading and considering the words of Ecclesiastes 7:14? How did this verse impact your thinking, attitude and/or focus? Tami

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I've had a week full of bad days. The reminder that God is in control is reassuring.

Tami, Enjoy your daily blog blessings! The faithful comments have been a blessing too.

Yes, we will join with others in prayer for you and your husband during
your season of adversity!
God cares and will be with you through it all victorious!!
Amen

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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