“Acts of God”

We are continuing with the series “Acts of God” and it has been an amazing journey so far as we explore what God’s Word tells us about the suffering, sickness and pain we endure in this life. Going through the difficulties we face can shatter our lives and make us become angry that nothing will ever be the same. We may even feel like David in Psalm 31: 9-10: “Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.”   Or you may feel like Asaph, who asked God some hard questions in Psalm 77: 7-9: Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again? Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time? Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion?” 

 

    I don’t believe that God is offended when we ask Him hard questions in our grief, anger, sorrow, despair, etc. He wants us to come to Him even in our weak-and-wounded-sinner state of mind. And when we don’t understand, we can still acknowledge His authority, knowing that He loves us beyond our comprehension, and He is able to deliver us and give us THE love, mercy and grace to help in our time of need. As you think about all you are going through, or wonder how you will ever pick up the pieces of your broken heart, just remember, God is faithful—He was yesterday, He is today and He will be tomorrow. There is nothing more assuring than the steadfast love of God.

 

Hebrews 4:16

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

 

All for Jesus :>),

 

Patty