Words For Courageous Living




The other day I approached my wife, Nancy, and said, "Where is the God of Elisha?" There is a song that asks that question. What had prompted the question was a variety of negative things happening in and around me. It is like, WHERE ARE YOU GOD??

Dr. George Washing Carver once went into his garden, and said something similiar. It seems he was distressed and discouraged over various happenings including the sin, sorrow and suffering in our sick world.

As he prayed, God seemed to address to him a question which He asked his servant Job. (Job. 38:4)

"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare if you have understanding."

The command seemed to say, "George, you look after the peanuts and I'll look after the world."

As God's children we need to be encouraged that through it all AND IN IT ALL, God is still on His throne and according to Daniel 4:35,

"He does as He pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him,'What have you done.'"

Let's pray!

Lord, we truly want to trust you and know that you do all things right. All that happens to this one has to pass through your hand first. Therefore you are well acquainted with their ways. I ask, in the name of Jesus, that you bless this one with the confident assurance that you ARE on the throne.

Amen



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