Today’s Scripture: And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes. And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire. Mark 14:53-54

When the soldiers took Jesus away, what Peter said wouldn’t happen, happened. He was offended. He thought, “It’s not supposed to be this way, Jesus was going to take over the Roman Empire. He was supposed to reign as king.”

How many times have you thought as you faced a trial, “It’s not supposed to be this way! I thought God had a different plan for my life.” All the while, you don’t realize that the circumstance you are in is the one God wants to use in your life. Peter should have listened to what the Lord had been telling him, but instead he let his own thoughts consume him.

Sometimes you might even pray for something that is very important, and the next day the whole situation seems to get worse! Everything falls apart. In those times of distress, we must realize that God specializes in the impossible. Even though something may not be working out quite the way you planned it, it is still working out the way He planned it. Remember, His ways are not our ways. He knows the end from the beginning, and He has promised not to leave your side. Today all you may be able to do is trust. Tomorrow all you may be able to do is trust. But know this, dear one, God will help you face your trial.

Trust God today for everything that happens to you. You may not know the answer to your prayer right now, but learn to trust God in the meantime.

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.