I Samuel 3:18 “So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, “It is the Lord. Let him do what seems good to him.”

How do we respond to God? Do we respond as Eli did, declaring that what happens is from the Lord and to allow God to do what he seems best? I don’t know if you are familiar with the story but Samuel had pretty much just taken Eli’s job and given Eli a death sentence yet this was Eli’s response.

I was so convicted in my bible reading this morning when I read this – I had to ask myself “do I respond to God like this?” I know that often I don’t. I asked God for a heart like this – a heart that so trusts God that no matter what news I get – my response is that it is of the Lord and He knows what is best. I have so far to go.

Lord, cause me to trust you that much!


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