Thursday, April 24, 2014

Can we trust Him in all circumstances?

Have you noticed how when something good happens to us we call it “a God thing” or we say “God was at work in my circumstances.” However, if the lab report comes back positive for cancer, the job offer didn’t come to fruition, the house offer fell through, or the school didn’t accept the application, we are silent. Is God not at work in those kinds of things? Is God at work only in my circumstances when things go the way I want them to?
The Bible says “your ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say: ‘this is the way you should go, whether to the right or to the left.’” Isaiah 30:21

In faith we know this to be true. He makes my paths straight as I lean on Him and acknowledge Him. (Proverbs 3:5-6) God says He is the only one capable of interpreting circumstances, both the good and the bad. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways…as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than yours and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9

“God works in all things (good and bad) together for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

When I see the circumstances the way God does, He says “you will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the tress of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12

Will you trust Him with the details of your life? Will you surrender to His sovereign control of all things? Praise God! “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” Romans 11:34

He is interested in directing your steps. Will you allow Him? He sees the path before us and calls us forth in faith (read Genesis 22:12), showing us there are no coincidences in His design, only God managed circumstances (both the good and what may appear to us as bad).

P.S. You don’t want to miss the Easter Offering celebration presented to three local agencies as well as a new series kickoff call Mind Games: Attitudes that will change your life. Join us and bring a friend Sunday at 9:00am or 10:30am.

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