Wednesday, August 22, 2012
BROKEN NOT DESTROYED
In life sometimes bad stuff happens to us, a friend or a family member. Especially if you are following the Lord you may not understand why He did not stop it . You may be confused as you prayed and still this bad stuff occurs. The good news is God redeems, heals, and sets the captives free. His purposes are beyond what we can sometimes understand.
The enemy, Satan, wants Christians to get down in the dumps and feel there is no hope. There is always hope and the story is not over yet. Bible teacher Joyce Meyer says to say "I believe God is working" and to say this out loud even when in does not seem like it. Keep on holding onto hope. There is always hope with God. To have an attitude like God does not care or why isn't He working is putting God on your time table.
There may be those reading this but say "Yeah Becky that is fine and good but you have not lost a child to cancer, a wreck, or at birth." That is true that I can not identify with that sort of pain and misery but I do know the Lord didn't cause those things but He does have a way to use all things. It is beyond my understanding and the grief of that has to be pretty severe. Just keep looking to Jesus and share your pain with Him.
Isaiah 54:17 reminds us "No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me says the Lord."
Are you able to rejoice when you do not feel up to it? Trying to have joy in all circumstances truly comes from the Lord.
Where are you today? Can you praise God in the storms of life?
PRAYER:: Lord you are good all the time and all the time you are good. In life things happen. No one expects to go through life without some sort of heartbreak. I know Lord you love me and have a plan for my life. Give me the strength to praise you in good times and not so good times. In Jesus name amen.
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