My friend, may I ask you a question? When times get particularly tough we seem to question God the most. When things are going our way we seldom take the time to question God about the chances that of the good continuing. We simply trust that the good times will continue. However, when the good times cease, then what?
My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m Mark Brunner.
When times get particularly tough we seem to question God the most. When things are going our way we seldom take the time to question God about the chances that of the good continuing. We simply trust that the good times will continue. However, when the good times cease, then what? Is God really in control or has he decided to just let things happen as they may? Does God really, personally intervene in our lives for our good?
During World War II, an American bomber took off from the island of Guam headed for Kokura, Japan, with a deadly cargo. Because clouds covered the target area, the captain decided they had better go for the secondary target. Changing course, they found that the sky was clear and dropped their bombs. Some time later an officer received some startling information from military intelligence. Just one week before that bombing mission, the Japanese had transferred one of their largest concentrations of captured Americans to the city of Kokura. Had he hit his primary target, many American lives would have been lost.(John Nelson Darby.)
God’s ways are behind the scenes; but He moves all the scenes which He is behind. We have to learn this, and let Him work. How often have you found yourself wondering if God is really affecting events in your life or if he is just watching you make one mistake after another, peeking out from behind a cloud, just waiting for that last fatal error that will send you running into his arms? There isn’t a Christian among us who hasn’t felt that way. The fact is, however, that God would never let you drown in your own comedy of errors. He’s a passenger in your boat and mine and his intent is to make it to the other side of this life with us in safe and sound tow. He’s not concerned about the storms that are buffeting your life right now. And, if he is not concerned, there is no reason that you or I should be either. Why? It’s obvious that he has the power to not only contend with them; he has the power to overcome them. With Jesus in our boat, we really do have precious little to worry about. Life? Bring it on!
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Matt 6:34)
We pray. Lord, we go through times in our lives when You are quiet. The storms of strife and sadness rage around us, but it seems that You are quiet, and we are entirely alone in our voyage across the raging seas of uncertainty and hardship. Why are You quiet Lord? Are you testing us? Do You care? Forgive us Father when we question Your presence and think even for a moment that You are there, right beside us, piloting us through any storm that presents itself in our lives; whether that be personal, emotional or physical. All we need to do is pray and wait and our passage will be secured; we will make it to the other side of the storm. Thank You Father for caring. Life? With You at the helm of our lives? Bring it on—we’re ready. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
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