Revelation 3:8 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; “The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens. 

Does each event, tragedy and or otherwise normal situations we encounter give us the opportunity to walk through a God designed door? 

How do you make the best of the worst? Why did Paul say remember his “Chains”? Why are you reading this? What are you hoping to find? Comfort or relief? A critical eye has you looking? How could this drug addict possible have something of value to say? Is that you? Is that me? Seriously be serious for a moment. Can you hear me? How would you describe to someone the importance of finding God? The importance of hearing God’s small still voice. The what ifs plague me today was this their last chance to hear the Freedom finding message of the gospel. Is today just another day? Or the last day for someone to find him. Are you listening now? Do you hear? Did I do enough? Was God able to work through me? Did I miss God? Did I miss my assignment? How do we know? Are you listening! 

Why does it rain on the just and unjust? What message does the Gospel offer? Hope? Why is faith defined by Hope in the things unseen.  There is no physical evidence to comfort your questions why it rains on the just and unjust. You must give those questions to the other side of eternity. For on this side of eternity what is here today will fade tomorrow. 

Matthew 6:45 So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Father, Today I pray for those I love struggling with the “whys” of this life. The pain no person should ever experience. Lord, I pray your supernatural comfort to fall on their hearts. That somewhere in their pain they find a peace unavailable to others. That you reveal yourself inside of their tragedy, that somehow you make sense of all things work together for good. Show them Lord I beg of you show them your face. Allow me to be close to you that I remain a man after your own heart. I love you Lord, your name above all names. – Amen 

– Brandon Lien