Good Morning my friends,
When things happen like tornados hitting small towns, there are always questions and a ton of doubt in many minds whether or not God exists.. I must honestly admit there was a time in my life when I questioned and doubted His existence as well. I’ve since learned that God is in control and He allows those things to happen here on Earth because our reward is not here on Earth but in Heaven. The Bible says in Matthew 6:19-21, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Here on Earth we are overtaken and surrounded by sin. As believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, despite all the sin and the horrible things that take place here on Earth we know God is still and will ALWAYS be in control. He is the one that can “calm the seas” with His breath.
Man had the opportunity to live a life of perfection but instead chose to sin which gained them knowledge & wisdom instead of perfection. We must all remember that the same God that allowed the heinous acts like the Holocaust & September 11th and the numerous lives that have been lost by things like tornados & hurricanes. It is the same God that has allowed millions of people to choose abortions every year. We must remember in all tragedies that God is, “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” God gave us the opportunity for perfection and we chose to sin. He then gave us Perfection and we chose sin. He then allowed His one and only Son to die on the cross for your sins. Yes, the same God that allows bad things to happen because of our sinful nature gave His son for you. My heart mourns when we have tragic events occur just like the rest of you, but I remind myself that we live in a fallen world that is lost. One that continually denies Him and that continually makes bad choices but I will continue to give thanks to the Lord for He is Good, His Love endures FOREVER.
“But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.” (Micah 7:7)
God is the Creator of the Universe and is with you and for you. What more could you ask for need or want? When you feel that something is lacking, it is because you’re not connecting with Him on a deep level. He offers abundant Life and your part is to ALWAYS trust Him and refuse to worry about things. It’s not so much of the adverse events that make you anxious as it is your thoughts about those events. Your mind engages in efforts to take control of the situation so you can bring about the results that you desire. Your thoughts close in on the problem like ravenous wolves. You’re determined to make things go your way and then you forget that God is in charge of not just your life but ALL life. The only remedy is to switch your focus from the problems of the world to His Presence. Stop all your striving and watch and see what He can and will do. HE IS THE LORD!!!
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:31-32)
MY CHALLENGE PRAYER for YOU… Don’t get lost on the fixation on the world’s problems but focus your attention on Him and He will bring you comfort..
I hope you all have a GREAT day… Blessings & much love….D
Live YOUR life like it’s your LAST 24!!