The Perfect Storm

February 18, 2015

the strong lion

The prophet Isaiah wrote, “And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction–” (Isaiah 30:20). Yes, God does send adversity and affliction to His own. They are His gifts to us, “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth” (Hebrews 12:6).

There are times of adversity and affliction for all Christians, but we must not dishonor the Lord by questioning His right to do what He wants to do.

 

 

Being a Christian is sometimes perplexing. We’ve all (almost all) have had severe trials. Cancer scares, health scares, family problems, long dry spiritual times, where our prayers don’t seem to go past the ceiling. Haunted by our past (some more than others) how I envy my wife, she sleeps like a baby, 30 seconds after she lays down she is deep asleep. Me I wander the house like a lunatic, craving sleep but often don’t find it.

 

 

 

In the midst of all the storms, doubting sanity and feeling like there isn’t a friend in the world, God speaks to us, He has us right where he wants us, desperately needing Him. You’d think we would learn, no, we have to repeat some lessons over and over because we are stubborn, filled with pride and just a little bit stupid.

 

 

 

 David stood before the congregation and prayed aloud to God, “Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all” (1 Chronicles 29:11-12). Take special note of that word reignest. Because it is in the present continuous tense, it tells us that God is reigning now. At this very moment God is in control.

 

 

 

Thank God, again, thank God, in the midst of the storm, let your faith reach out to Him.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

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