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Day Twelve

“Love always protects, and trusts”

1 Corinthians 13:7

How do you react when things do not go the way you wanted? Do you tend to overreact or under-react or do you just call your local pastor? Things do not always turn out the way we planned or expected, just in case you hadn’t noticed. Changing circumstances are sometimes the barometer of our spiritual maturity. God’s love reacts to the circumstances in our lives. While we don’t always love changing circumstances, love affects how we respond and react to various situations that occur in our lives. God’s love is long-suffering and kind, and it is not characterized by envy, bragging, arrogance, rudeness, selfishness, vindictiveness, pride, criticism, or an unforgiving spirit. God’s love is concerned about the needs, feelings, and concerns of others. God’s love bears all things. Paul writes to the church in Ephesus, “In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.” God refuses to be a passive observer to the “all things” of life. He is deeply involved in them, making sure that all accomplish His will. There is a divine plan behind the chaos of this world. God controls all things. God is involved in all things. God knows all things. No circumstance or situation in life is outside the realm of God’s control. Therefore, we are not to worry about anything. God’s love always protects and believes in all things. Paul wrote to the Romans, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Pray for God to restore your love for Him. Pray for more love in your response to the circumstances of today. Pray for New Life.