Thursday, February 21, 2008

PROVIDENCE

Those circumstances, which to the dim eye of Jacob's faith wore a hue so somber, were at that very moment developing and perfecting the events which were to shed around the evening of his life the halo of a glorious and cloudless sunset. All things were working together for his good! And so, troubled soul, the "much tribulation" will soon be over, and as you enter the "kingdom of God" you shall then see, no longer "through a glass darkly" but in the unshadowed sunlight of the Divine presence, that "all things" did "work together" for your personal and eternal good.

—Arthur W. Pink

Do you ever wonder why certain circumstances happen in our lives? When there is loss in our lives how do we react? Sure there is sorrow but to the Christian there is comfort from the Holy Spirit. To the Holy, there is understanding because we know the Bible tells us, "He has a purpose" in all things----to bring Him Glory.

Corrie Ten Boom said "Every experience God gives us, every person he puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only he can see."

God sees the whole picture and He has planned it all since the beginning of time. There is no mistakes, no coincidences, everything we are given are blessings given to us to learn from and grow. We serve a gracious Master who knows how to overrule even our mistakes to His glory and our own advantage.

God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart.--Charles Spurgeon

Christians have the advantage of knowing the Lord will work out all things for His Good and our good. He love His children with an everlasting love that will guide them through good times and bad. The lost have no hope, they live in darkness and can not see the Glory of God.

His word says Isaiah 45:7 I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the LORD, do all these things.'Matthew 10:29 "Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose
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Colossians 1:16-18 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

It is hard for the lost to grasp the idea that God is in charge of the storms, the hurricanes, the tornadoes, the tsunami and the damage that sometimes happens when these occur.

Genesis 50:20 "But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
[ This verse shows that God's plan & purpose will NOT be changed, despite man's attempt at doing so. Though man tries to change things for his own sinful purposes, God's will & purpose will ALWAYS prevail.)


Samuel 2:6-10 6 "The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up. 7 The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up. 8 He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory. "For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, And He has set the world upon them. 9 He will guard the feet of His saints, But the wicked shall be silent in darkness. "For by strength no man shall prevail. 10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken in pieces; From heaven He will thunder against them. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth. "He will give strength to His king, And exalt the horn of His anointed."The Children of God trust in God and know that He has planned the beginning to the end and it will all end up for good and for His glory. The Christian may not understand sometimes why certain things happen but their faith in their Savior and the work on the cross He suffered and that is sufficient enough for them.

Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might And the strength of His power; Not one is missing.

AND LASTLY.....


Genesis 50:20 "But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
[ This verse shows that God's plan & purpose will NOT be changed, despite man's attempt at doing so. Though man tries to change things for his own sinful purposes, God's will & purpose will ALWAYS prevail. ]

Revelation 4:11 "You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created."

2 comments:

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luvvom said...

What a comfort this knowledge is. When we begin to get anxious about this world and its happenings we can turn to God and ask Him for grace to receive His will which He always freely gives. Great post, Cristina