God Has a Way of Balancing Things

And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren. (Genesis 29:31) 
God has a way of balancing the scales. I have seen it with money, with time and, as this verse says, with love. Leah was “unloved” but Rachel was adored by Jacob. Leah had children and Rachel was barren. Not all things are that cut and dry spiritually, but all things are in the hands of the Lord. He is the One who opens and closes wombs. He is the One who determines the day of our birth and knows the day of our death. Moreover, even though Jacob loved Rachel more than he loved Leah, Leah was married to Jacob years longer and Leah was buried with Jacob.  God does not do these things to punish us or hurt us: but to balance us. 
While there are blessings, there are also burdens. That balances us. If life here were perfect, would anyone want to go to heaven? Think about it: we all want to go to heaven but no one wants to die, even though life is hard here.  You may not be getting something you have been praying for—a long time. It might be something that others get so easily, but for you, you are begging God for answers, yet without seeing it. If this is you, look at the circumstances differently. 
Instead of begging God for what you do not have, start thanking Him for all you do have. Instead of feeling badly about what you are missing on earth, start asking Him to give you a heart to have many things in heaven. We are only passing through here but heaven is for eternity. God knows what is best to keep you balanced. Start praising Him. Start praying to Him about pleasing His heart instead of asking Him to please yours. He loves you. Try seeking His face instead of His hand, and you will receive His peace that surpasses everything else. 
God is incredible. I pray today He speaks right to your heart through this devotion as He did mine. I am reminded of Colossians 3:2, Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. So often we can become earth minded instead of eternity minded. Just the other day I was wondering why about a situation we have longed for in our life and yet struggled to attain, but God. Thank You Lord for speaking to my heart, I pray many are blessed and inspired to shift there focus on having a heart to have many things in heaven. God does indeed know what is best to keep us balanced. I needed this today. 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 
Today Reading is 1 Peter 3:8