Ezra of the Old Testament.

Chapter 7.

  This Ezra was a scribe who was well versed in the Law of Moses, which the Lord, the God of Israel, had given to the people of Israel. He came up to Jerusalem from Babylon, and the king gave him everything he asked for, because the gracious hand of the Lord his God was on him. source 

9 . . . for the gracious hand of his God was on him. source

Have you ever felt like the gracious hand of God is just not resting on you right now? Like not only is His gracious hand not on me but it feels like He is purposely withholding the good things I need?

If you have not I think you just might be in the minority. 

Ezra. Do you wonder why GOD was so gracious to Ezra?  Verse 10 answers that question. 

10 This was because Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the Lord and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel. source

So. If that times comes again that I feel GOD is against me instead of for me, I shall remind myself of verse 10 and I shall get back on track just as verse 10 prescribes. For such feelings will clearly indicate that I have been allowing myself to meditate on ME and my situations instead of Him, His Word and the good of others. 

Abba, thank You that You are always good, You are always gracious and You always love us even when we doubt You. I pray we will diligently study, obey and serve Your Word and when we fail; thank You that You will remind us and work with us to get us back on track. Thank You, Adonai. 

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