Most of us are reluctant to seek first the Will of God. Read this story below.
As the child entered his neighbor’s house, he found all of them very unhappy and gloomy. He thought that some thing unpleasant had happened to them. As he arrived home, he asked his mother; ‘Mother, why are they so gloomy?’
‘Because the local court has judged against them and so they failed the case.’ Mother replied. ‘So what will they do?’ the child enquired curiously. ‘They can appeal in the district court for a favorable decision,’ said the Mother.
‘Suppose that decision too is against them?’ the child could not control his eagerness. ‘They will go to the High Court.’ ‘And then, if it is also against?’ ‘They can approach the Supreme Court.’ ‘If they could not find justice in the Supreme court, what should they do?’
Mother was a little perplexed but replied with much insight. ‘If the Supreme court’s decision is not favoring them, they can find consolation only in God’s court.’ The child asked; ‘Then why shouldn’t they go straight to God’s court than going through these lower courts?’
First and foremost seek God’s help
Man turns to God when they are against the walls. As they find it is fruitless to depend on power, money, hard work, knowledge and influence, they turn to God as the last means to escape. But this should not be the way of the children of God. They should first and foremost seek God’s help. Before assessing the pros and cones and making calculations, we should seek the Will of God.
The reason for many failures are the reluctance to seek the Will of God. First, we should go to the court of God. If we trust His court, we could avoid many cases filed in the earthly courts. It is when we try to be gods that we journey through the roads of power and fight. There we try to win and defeat others.
Like Job, the suffering man of the Old Testament, we should be able to say, ‘It is God who imparts justice for me.’ The Lord is our true helper. Real help comes from God who has created the heaven and earth. Therefore we should first seek God’s help in our adversities. Hence we could avoid much unnecessary troubles in our life.
Let us pray: God we believe that the ultimate help comes from you, the Mighty One. Lord of lords and King of kings, increase our faith so that we may wait for your justice and reward. Amen.
– – – written by Benny Punnathara