Monday, March 4, 2013

No, It's Not All Good - BUT GOD IS

One phrase I respond to when used by others is, "it's all good." The truth is that not everything is good. Since sin entered the world and man became spiritually dead things have been impacted by sin and death in every way. It is not that things are good, but that our God is good and He has absolutely everything under His control and He reigns over evil and He will work even those things intended for evil to accomplish His good. So, face the reality that it is not all good and with that in everything place your trust in our good God. He is sovereign over absolutely everything. Even in the death of His children there is the assurance that they step immediately into His presence. And in the case of those left temporarily behind there is the hope that comes from knowing that His promises are true and His hand never lets go.

Today I am praying for a husband of 63 years and his family as his high school sweetheart has set aside her earthy tent to receive a building eternal in the heavens not made with human hands.

Today in “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young (3/4)

Refuse to worry! In this world there will always be something enticing you to worry. This is the nature of a fallen, fractured planet: Things are not as they should be. So the temptation to be anxious is constantly with you, trying to worm its way into your mind. The best defense is continual communication with Me, richly seasoned with thanksgiving. Awareness of My Presence feels your mind with Light and Peace, leaving no room for fear. This awareness lifts you up above your circumstances, enabling you to see problems from My perspective. Live close to Me! Together we can keep the wolves of worry at bay.

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” Luke 12:25 – 26

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 18

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