God Has A Plan:
People often ask where God is, what is He doing, why isn't He doing more, and even as believers we question why God doesn't change certain situations.
God is not a computer that only processes information without regard for feelings or emotion. God is a triune being with more capacity for thought, emotion, love, relationship, and interaction than we will ever be able to fathom. The bible is full of examples of God living in, interacting with, and responding to men and women in a personal and case by case way.
With that being said, it is important to remember that God has a plan. You and I are part of that plan whether we want to be or not. As God deals with us as individuals we must remember that He doesn't alter His greater plan for all of His creation just because it would be convenient for us. God's greater plan is for redemption and not necissarily better temporary circumstances for the redeemed.
32 At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to Him all who were sick and those who were demon-possessed. 33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34 Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.
Jesus heals because He is compassionate. The key though is that He doesn't allow the demons to speak because they know who He is and He doesn't want everyone to know that He is God yet because "He has a plan".
28 When He had come to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that way. 29 And suddenly they cried out, saying, “What have we to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?”
"God has a plan" and the demons know that there time will come according to God's plan. I chose to use demons all though there are many examples that show God's has a plan because if the demons know that God has a plan it is clear that so should we. I think it would be wise for us to seek God for understanding of His plan for eternity and all of creation even more than seeking His help with our plans for happy lives. Pray for those who don't see-k at all
Love Never Fails:
Fact: God is real
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Fact: The bible is God's inspired word
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God
Fact: The bible states that love never fails
1 Corinthians 13:8
Love never fails.
Fact: If you are failing in love in your marriage, parenting, friendships, family, or spirituality, God is either a liar or you do not understand what true love is. God defines love as follows:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails.
If you still love in a give and take manner failure is probable, but if you begin or continue to love without regard for "love returned", success is guaranteed for LOVE NEVER FAILS!
Fact: You do not have to be afraid of giving all you have in love and being left high and dry.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear
We may never be able to love as Christ did and continues too, but be honest with yourself about which method of love you are pursuing... Self gratifying or selfless?
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.