Mary had the privilege of carrying, in her womb, the Son of God but that wasn’t a random decision; she was chosen. Sometimes as believers we wonder “Why was this guy blessed and not me?” The reality is that Mary was not only chosen, but she was also willing. When we open our hearts to God and are willing to accept His will, we are blessed as a result.
I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. (Luke 1:38 NIV)
There are days when it feels the world is against us and nothing seems to workout. These moments remind me of verses like Romans 8:28, And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God…. and Psalms 37:25 …Yet I have never seen the man who is right with God left alone. In my anger, disappointment, and sadness I’ve cried out, reminding Him of these verses (as if He ever forgets), then I remember that He’s in control. He works in the impossible. Sometimes we have to go through the rough patches to be reminded that He alone is God and He will never fail nor forsake us.
For no word from God will ever fail. (Luke 1:37 NIV)