That would be God?

Everyone can have a bad day. I have them, you have them. The important thing is this: what do we do with the badness when it becomes overflowing? We know that God hears and heals, but is that always a guarantee that it will happen? A number of years ago one of my daughters had had a bad day. Nothing seemed to be going right. I told her that she needed to take her problems to God and see what He might be willing to do with them. “Sure! she said. “But it would be a whole lot easier if I knew He was really listening.”

How often have you longed to see the guardian angels that walk beside you? Or, when you’re really weighed down by the cares of life, wouldn’t it be great to see an army of angels ready to take your side? Perhaps you and I can catch a glimpse at least emotionally if only we choose to believe more fervently?

Here’s a story. Phil Callaway writes: My wife’s sister, Miriam, suffers from Huntington’s disease, a rare genetic disorder that causes rapid mental and physical deterioration. Nevertheless, doctors who treat thousands Huntington’s patients are amazed at how slowly this awful disease is growing in Miriam’s body. Her deterioration is nowhere near when they thought it should be. The reasons are numerous–a loving husband and family, a positive attitude that never ceases to amaze us, and perhaps most noticeably, an easy laugh. Those who have every reason to cry and yet choose to laugh seem to have a jump start on life. “Miriam’s attitude,” A doctor told her husband, Jim, “Has reduced the symptoms of Huntington’s by 50 percent.” “It seems that your belief in a higher power has helped you,” a psychologist said to Miriam and her husband one day. Miriam smiled. “That would be God,” she said. (Callaway, Phil. Who Put My Life on Fast- Forward? Eugene: Harvest House Publishers, 2002, p. 160.)

Enjoying what we can see and not complaining about what remains in the dark; that’s what an attitude of faith is all about. Life may be falling apart at the edges, but seldom at the core. At the very center, we know that we are loved by God, held in His arms, and that He has promised us eternal joy in heaven. Miriam learned that God gives us enough light for the next step, so she rejoiced in the little light she’s given, not asking for a great spotlight to take all the shadows away. For her, laughter had plugged the springs of bitterness, put a permanent cork on tension, and soothed the crippling pain of disappointment. When you come right down to it, if someone were to ask, there can be no other explanation but, “That would be God” behind that smile. “That would be God!”

We pray. We thank You that You are the God of the impossible. You can do anything. We want to trust in Your ability and not our own. Teach us to see difficulties in our lives from Your perspective. Help us to focus on You and Your power. Our responsibility is to carefully read, trust, and obey Your Word. Today we bring before You these difficulties in our lives. Help us not to fear but to trust You more deeply in all things. We declare our faith in Your ability to fulfill Your promises to us. You will fight for us and win the battles in our lives. You are mighty, powerful, righteous and true. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

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<> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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