Trusting God when life hurts pt2.

Question? Is God in control???
Answer: Yes.
Proof: “God…is the blessed controller of all things, the king over all kings and the master of all masters”

Our world would generally have us feel that God is one of two things. He is either “good and not all-powerful” or “powerful and not all good” and they would have you believe that you cannot have it both ways. However, the Bible teaches us that we DO have it both ways. We Christians are generally quick to praise God for the good things that happen yet reluctant to attribute the bad things that happen to Him. But, when you think this way, you reduce God’s control over your life to a casual “stop and go” or “in and out” type of control. We so often mistakenly believe that we are the masters of our own fates. That is the modern vision, and sadly so. Like it or not folks, the fact is simple. God never pursues HIS glory at the expense of the good of HIS people, nor does HE ever seek our good at the expense of HIS glory. If you are going to learn to trust Him during the hard times, we must first believe that He won’t do anything to tarnish His glory therefore he won’t allow anything to spoil the good HE is working out in us and for us. Not only did God create the universe but Scripture tells us that He also sustains it day by day and minute by minute. Nothing in all of creation acts independently from Him. The laws of nature operate and function because HE allows them to. We may never understand His power but we need to recognize that it is very real. “As God’s rule is invincible, so it is incomprehensible.” When Jesus spoke about the sparrows staying in the air because God willed them to, he proved this (Matt 10:29-31). God did not create us, to turn and walk away to leave us to the mercy of uncontrolled random events. Take this story for instance:

*A Christian man flew out-of-state to give his testimony at an evangelistic meeting, taking his son with him. On the way home an electrical storm caused the plane to crash. Both were killed. A Christian friend, trying to comfort the grieving wife/mother of the two said to her “One thing you can be sure of is that God had no part in that accident”. Now…..according to that friend, God was apparently looking the other way when the storm hit the plane. This would contradict the words of Jesus HIMSELF and indicate that a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without our Father in Heaven’s will, but a plane with Christian people in His service can…..this is absurd to think about.*

In closing,

God is always in control. He is never even frustrated. “No one can hold back God’s hand or say to Him: ‘What have you done?'” (Daniel 4:35)

God Bless
Chris

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