Think For Yourself

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” Isaiah 55:8 New Living Translation

Aren’t you thankful that God isn’t like us? We are masters at revenge and quick to judge unworthy. It seems to come naturally too. Our flesh is alive and searching for someone to pounce on.

Sometimes it’s those in our own families. I know I’ve dished it out myself and taken a hit a time or two. Both hurt deeply.

In my devotion reading this morning, the writer spoke of trust. The trust that Ruth had for her mother-in-law Naomi. Even though the direction she gave Ruth didn’t make sense (how to get noticed by Boaz) she still trusted her. My question to ME–Could I trust someone like that?

Life has a way of jading our view. We get burned by people and withold our full trust. Therefore, we end up missing out on some wonderful blessings. We’re stuck because we can’t get past the sting of an old mistake. Which brings me back to my thoughts and God’s way of thinking.

I know….He doesn’t see me in any of the same ways that I see those around me. Clearly, I’m much harsher with my feelings. So if there ever an encouraging verse for Friday, (Is. 55:8) is it.

Remember that today….when you catch your heart judging another or when you think an unkind thought. God never does that to you and me. Oh boy, am I glad!

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