Psalm 103:10 —he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. *
"Maybe you’ve heard well-meaning people say, “God caused this [insert something horrid] to teach me a lesson.” What kind of holy God would He be if He went around doing wrong? Evil and its consequences come from a lot of different avenues because we live in a broken world. However, God doesn’t broker evil in our lives. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10 ). Run your circumstances through the grid of that verse.
The thief is Satan. God is working in our lives to bring about life to the fullest—in, through, and even in spite of the destruction the enemy hurls against us. When evil happens, God can ultimately take what was meant for destruction and turn it for good. He doesn’t bring evil, but because of His power and redemptive work, He is not limited by it. He never wastes pain. “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” (Rom 8:28). His goodness is not limited, except for where we limit Him in our lives. Thriving: Trusting god for life to the fullest.
bystillwaters: Father please watch over the people of Sutherland TX and the First Baptist Church there...
Nov 8, 2017 6:06:54 GMT -5
sw7777: May God increase the harvest as time is running out. May God make us ready to answer peoples questions and may we be ready to guide people to know Christ....sometimes the smallest seed becomes the biggest tree. Amen.
Oct 24, 2017 14:26:18 GMT -5