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God blesses whomever he wants to bless, whenever he wants to bless them

Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post.
When I was going through a dark time -- when I had nothing -- there was a certain person who helped me sometimes. She helped me whenever she basically felt like it, but she did help, and for that I'm appreciative. But, something interesting happened after I started growing out of my despair. Something interesting started happening when I no longer needed her for anything. And something interesting happened even though I remained kind and grateful towards. The interesting thing that happened was that she started hating on me. She started treating me differently. At first I was really bothered by it, because I thought she and her husband were nice people I wanted in my life. I liked that they had a sense of compassion and were interested in helping people who were down and low. That really appealed to me, because I was raised that way; my mother was raised that way; her mother was raised that way, and it goes back to as far back as perhaps we are not even aware of.

The bottom line is that I was really hurt and confused about why a person would be there to help another person to get on their feet and when the person got on their feet, there would be no happiness or joy for the person. In fact, it was just the opposite. It was jealously, bitterness and resentment. One day I realized that no matter what you do or don't do, there will be some people who just will not celebrate your accomplishments, who want you to remain in dark places, and will help you as long as you don't get too big or start passing them. That's just a fact of life that I cannot concern myself with and don't you either. In Acts 10:34, "Peter fairly exploded with his good news: “It’s God’s own truth, nothing could be plainer: God plays no favorites! It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from—if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open." In other words, God will bless who He wants when He wants, because He is no respecter of persons. That's it. 

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