It can be a challenge to put a positive spin on those awful moments in life. Our difficulties are as diverse as our personalities, and what seems trivial to you might be huge to someone else. I’ve recently bought a Bible for my Kindle, and I was reading Zechariah 4:6-7. “I am the LORD All-Powerful. So don’t depend on your own power or strength, but on My Spirit. Zerubbabel, that mountain in front of you will be levelled to the ground. Then you will bring out the temple’s most important stone and shout, ‘God has been very kind.’”

We could take that message as being for the man named Zerubbabel or for us today. In our own strength, we tend to dwell on our problems. God’s telling us here that if we depend not on ourselves but on Him, one day those problems will be no more and we’ll be able to boast of God’s kindness to us. Some people are like King David – confident they’ll see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living; others look forward to the fulfilment of that promise in heaven. Either way, it’s good to have a God who keeps His promises.

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