Tuesday, April 15, 2014
so, So, SO for you. Right where you are. He's FOR YOU today!
That's not some cheap religious cliché I'm givin' ya. It's true. He's for you all the way… every single day!
God is thoroughly committed to you and your highest good.
"...If God is for us, who is against us?" 8.31romans
You know that people will do ya good at times, and some will do ya bad, but not God. Doesn't do bad or evil. He'll only do you good for He is completely good. He's that way every moment. There is zero darkness in him. God is light. He is love. He is a practical caring person you can have a meaningful relationship with. So different is He from sinners like you and me. You know we've all blown it, but not Him.. not even once.
Wait, even through really hard things like persecutions, scoffing or mocking etc? Yes for some believers ..sometimes. I'm not sure what God will allow into your life, but think of the Apostle Paul and what he experienced...and how God used Him in spite of the religious and other types of oppostion.
But if God allows it in your life.. it's all for your good, to make you stronger in Christ ..and He will comfort you as well. He can still heal as well, but He won't allow more into your life than you can ..by His anointing and grace.. handle.
And God will also wipe away all tears. He so loves His children and has a good plan. We will one day have His perspective on it all.. even if right now we just don't get it at all.
Justice and the will of God will soon be done in heaven and here on earth—all will be well for all believers. We will soon look at each other and think, Wow, He is so good and all that He's done is too!
No matter what people ..relatives, sons, friends, pastors, co-workers, enemies, or even fairly moral people.. do to you, no matter what happens to you circumstantially, no matter what happens with nature around you, no matter what you feel, see, think, guess or imagine, the Lord is so there for you! Yes, right now and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Not far at all. You can cry out to this King and He will hear you. You can call out to Him for your lost loved ones and He will hear and will do good in response ..cuz He's a prayer-answering kind of God. Won't make em serve Him, but He will intervene because of your expressed faith. Don't quit now, or view God as negligent, indifferent, hurtful and evil.
Do you have friends that you've repeatedly appealed to ..who stubbornly self-medicate and who are now homeless? Do wonder how low they'lll go before they turn to God on His terms (biblically repent and trust)? Do you have a loved one who is not in their right mind. Keep on praying for em. God can bring hope even when things look 100% hopeless—His good grace can go deeper than the deepest ugly pit that people can dig.
And if God is for you, who can move against you? Who can even attack you without His permission, believer? None. And that doesn't mean act foolish headin' into dangerous areas.
Remember Mr. Job. He endured some severe circumstances, pain, sorrow, grieving, suffering and loss, but the real enemy couldn't kill him. And it all came out good on the other end cuz He believed in the Lord. He might have thought his uber-painful trials went way too long ..like we do at times with different trials. I've been there.
Remember.. "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it" (10:26one.corinthians) even if many people don't agree with that. Remember that God is totally sovereign—without rivals, He rules over everything.
Remember, "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring" (17.28acts).
Whoever has tried to harm you ..could only go as far as God let them go, and not one yard, or foot, or inch further.
No matter what they did to you (God didn't make them or this world evil. It was people who made the wrong choices to disobey Him. Sin makes people and situations stupid)…yeah, no matter how horribly you have been abused by evil people (and I would never call what abusers did as "good" cuz God would never ever do that—abuse deeply hurts His heart. He SO loves you and really weeps when we weep and hurt). But God will turn it around and use it for good and to make you more like Christ.
Going after meaning in life, and primarily after Him who gives this life meaning, is better for your long-and-short-term-well-being.. it better than trying to avoid discomfort. So many do the later first (I can understand that) and become disappointed inside (see 6.33matthew). God will soon make it all make sense.
"Blessed be God the Father of all comfort!" 1.3-4two.corinthians
“And we know that all things work together for GOOD to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His (good) purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His (good) Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” 8.28-29romans.emph.mine
Even if perhaps during this moment ya feel or look kinda down, believer, God says rejoice! You're an overcomer.
"Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world." see 1jn5:4, phil4.4, jn3.3
So are you hurtin' today? I sure hope not.. but when you are, just remember to run to.. instead of away from God. Run to the Bible that is filled with good promises for you. Choose to run to a flawed but healthy Bible teaching church that has a sound pastor who walks his talk (His talk). Too many hurting people run to sick and to dead churches that are led by dead or carnal men ..and women who deny what the Bible teaches.
Run to fellowship with spiritual believers. Do it regularly ..until you are strong and healed…'til God is using you to make others strong and healed in Christ..and then do it some more. We never outgrow our need for Him and for fellowship. Seems like too many run away from God while viewing Him as the evil person who harms people. Yes sadly, they do that and miss out on what a good God can and delights to do. Let Him do you good.
May I ask.. Do you have peace with God and the peace of God? Have you invited and allowed Jesus in as Savior and as Lord? Are you uptight or troubled today? Does someone you really care about have bad problems that neither you nor well-meaning doctors can't fix? God can and will fix it all. facebook.com/shareJesus
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