The fortune of the wicked – 2016.09.05
But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;
I will tell of all your deeds.
Once I was in the city and marveled at the nice and expensive cars. I saw the nicely dressed people and the expensive shops and thought to myself: what about me? My car is old. My house is old and tiny. And I became jealous. Why are those people who don’t even know God so well off, but I’m not? I serve the Almighty but still I live the life of a poor man. Those people lie and steal, enjoy their luxury, and they think God is far away – if He is real.And than my son said that they don’t look happy at all. And he was right, they all looked a little bitter. Nobody laughed and nobody sang. They were lonely even though they walked in groups. And they cried at night because they thought nobody loved them, nobody wanted them, and nobody appreciated them. There were little fights everywhere. My son was right, they where not happy. Not even with their nice car and their expensive jewelry. They have beautiful gardens and invest time to take care of it but in the end they lack the time to enjoy it. They are proud on a lot of things but nothing fills their hearts. Oh I piety the world, even when they look happy there are already cracks in the paint that will end this.And I cried out to God. Why are they well of and I am not? Isn’t that unfair? I do work as well!When I calmed down a bit different thoughts crossed my mind. Those people that looked so happy will die one day. They will grow old and maybe they will be alone without someone to take care of them. Their luck will run out suddenly. And than? It will come much worse, at least they should be happy on earth. What should God do with the people that make fun of Him or just ignore Him? They will have their way and spend eternity without Him, but is that a good thing?And God reminded me of all the good things He did for me: how He comforted me when life disappointed me, how He gave new hope to me when everything broke down around me, how He intervened when death reached for me, how He drove away loneliness so that I was never alone again, how He defeated my fear with his presence alone, and how He gave my heart peace against all reason and which fills me with eternal joy.Truly, I want to stay in the house of the Lord for ever!Thank You heavenly Father, for I have found Your! You are more precious than gold and silver. With You my heart is a peace. You are good to me!Bible reading today: Revelations 22:1-5