Once, a young girl got married. She shone in every aspect- beauty, riches and knowledge. As she entered her in-laws’ house, she built castles in the air thinking that she would be much appreciated by them.
Alas! She was not treated as she had thought. She felt depressed when she was not given the due respect for her education, knowledge and beauty. Only at that time she started thinking about God. Whenever she found time, she prayed to Him. Yes! Only when we are let down by people, we think about God. That is why the Bible says, “It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees” (Psalm 119:71).
God heard her prayers. She felt very happy and wondered, “Till now, I could not get the peace which the world cannot give! How happy I am now! Truly, Jesus is with me and only His presence gives me this happiness. Oh! I did not realize it till now.” She changed her attitude that she should be appreciated. Only the presence of God was a great joy to her. She said, “From today, I am a child of God. His words give me joy,” and started reading the Bible with great care.
She started praying like a little child, “My education is nothing before the knowledge of the Bible. Lord! Fill me with Your knowledge.” God wants only such hearts. Slowly, she started receiving spiritual blessings. She was blessed in every aspect of her life. Only then she understood the meaning of the verse, “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised” (Proverbs 31:30).
In the beginning she desired to be praised by others, but she got that only when she came closer to God. Her family members felt very proud of her. They praised her saying, “God’s blessings abide in our home ever since she stepped in.”
Dearly beloved, humble yourself before God and seek Him in prayer. Honor His Word with all your heart. He will surely bless you with wisdom and exalt you before everyone.
Loving Lord Jesus,
I seek You with all my heart. I humble myself before You and honour your Word. Surround me with your presence and shower your favour upon me. Bless me with divine wisdom and exalt me before everyone.
In Your matchless name I pray.