Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Where is God?

He is with us ALWAYS!
He was with my Pastor's wife when she collapsed Sunday at church. If she had stayed home that morning due to not feeling all that great.. she would not have been found for hours until Pastor had got home.
He is with a small child that has been diagnosed with some illness. If not for that ... the parents would never have known of all the other children that suffer from this same illness. God puts those parents right in the middle of it and they are given the chance to not only learn and grow from the experience with their child... but comfort and help others that may not have found Gods comfort yet.
He is with the one child in a family that is battered and killed by the hands of his own parents while the others arent. How is this possible you ask? Why would God allow this to happen to a child? You see... the 4 other children in that family have been saved from this. This was Gods plan the whole time. Yes... it seems harsh... but look what God gave up for YOU and ME. That child that dies ends up saving the lives of his brothers and sisters. The parents are arrested and the siblings are placed in a Loving... Safe home where they all grow with such purpose in life that they end up making the biggest difference in others.
Where is God when you lose your job. And you are the only one that supports the family. He is right there next to you... trying to show you that you should look outside the box of "jobs" that you should take that leap of faith that He has been poking at you about for years. He trying to show you that you have more to give that what others have been taking from you for years. He's trying to get you to a point where you not only share your talents in the work world... but you have heart for Him that you need to share with others and with the 'job' you had... you werent free to do it. Now that you are free.... Share!!!! Share your worldly talents and your God loving heart!
Where is God when a couple have been trying to conceive a baby for years and have seem to have no luck? Look....... right there........ He's right there! He has so many things to teach you and show you... and so many things He needs you to share with others ... its not in His plan right this minute for you to have a child. Not just yet. There is work to do... work in your own hearts and lives and in others. When all those things are set right....When you focus on God and completely trust that He knows what He's doing.... then you will be shown the wonderful blessings God has in store for you.
*The seventh woman of the Bible was Elizabeth the wife of Zacharis who was barren but in her old age conceived a son. This son was the cousin of Jesus of Nazareth. He was the son of the Levitical priestly clans and was called John the Baptist. Jesus called him the greatest man born of woman.*

I could go on and on about this… when we have the thoughts of “where was God?” those are thoughts that Satan is putting in our heads… he wants us to doubt God.. he wants us to be angry at God. God is right there......... always... He's holding your hand right now.... the problem is that Satan is so good at his job... we dont feel Gods hand. If we were to turn from Satan for one second and place our eyes on God... and simply squeeze our hand... we would feel Him. There is nothing more peaceful and reassuring than that!!!
So hold God's hand and let Him guide you through your life... He has amazing things to show you and give you!!!

Huge hugs... lots of love & bountiful blessings to you all,

Please continue to pray for my Pastor's wife (Margie) She is still struggling! Please pray for comfort for Pastor and his family! Pray they know God is right there with them all!

**Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.
~ 1 Peter 3:8**


Ally said...

Great post and you're right that does help me with my friend, thanks so much! =)

Ally(crochet-addict @ crochetville)

Debbi-a1 said...

Beautiful post. Thank you. Prayers for your pastor's wife.

teakaycee said...

Ally....... Thank you! I'm so glad this helped. How is your friend doing?

Debbie...... Thank you and Thank you. God Bless you dear!