21 Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward the righteous. (Proverbs 13:21)
It doesn’t get much more clearer than that. Are you living a righteous life or a sinful life? You can use that verse as a unit of measurement to answer the question. Are you always chasing happiness and joy in your life without ever finding it? Are you quick to anger and feeling unsatisfied? Or are you filled with love and peace as you walk through this life. Do you see God’s kindness in the sunrise and his mercy in the face of a smiling infant? Are you content in all the circumstances that you find yourself in or does depression and fear live in your heart?
12 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:12)
God is so pure and perfect that he cannot stand to look upon sin. The above mentioned verse states that he turns his face against those who do evil. On the other hand he hears the prayers and request of those who do right. So if there were two people and one was doing the will of God and the other was not, then who do you think the Lord would bless? He blesses those who do good and live a holy and righteous life.
So do you find that you are really struggling through this life? Does it seem like your prayers are falling on deaf ears? Then change the way you live and turn your life around through Christ. He has told you what you must do to live a blessed life and have your prayers heard. Why would you do anything else?
So now you have been educated on what you must do to receive blessings in this life and the life to come. Its up to you now to receive these blessings and stop running from the troubles that chase you.
Verse of the day:
17 “I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me. (Proverbs 8:17)
Challenge of the day:
Today I challenge you to repent of you sins. Ask Jesus to forgive you of all of your sins so that he can cleanse you by washing them all away. Ask him to guide you in living a holy life for Him. Tell Him that you are tired of being chased by all the troubles of this life and that you want to live in His blessings. Then take comfort in the fact that He will hear your prayers and shower you with His love.