Wednesday, August 25, 2021

THE GOOD AND THE BAD

Today’s Reading: Job 29-30

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Many people pass through the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem every day to and from the market and work.

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Key Verse: Job 30:20a

I cry out to You, but You do not answer me!

 

Some people, who do not know the promises made to humanity by Jesus, can come to the conclusion that God does not care about them. Attempts to get His attention may seem to fail! As we hang in there in our readings, we’ll actually find a happy ending.

In our time, many have suffered more than Job. In concentration camps, war, crimes against humanity, families, houses, land, friends, possessions, and life itself have been lost. Seeing this, people ask, “So where is your God?…Why does He allow this?” The answer for our minds says, “God gave us free will and He refuses to make us less than human by turning us into robots and puppets which He manipulates.” We have used our freedom to hurt each other and there are dire consequences in this life which we must endure. For the believer there is “Hope.”

So that’s a brief answer for our minds, but the answer for our hearts, our souls and spirits is in the promise of Jesus. He’s the One who changes everything! He says, “Take heart, I have overcome the world!” (John 14:33). Please read His promise found in John 11:21-27. Also read Matthew 28:1-20. Jesus cannot lie! Decide to believe Him!!! It’s your choice!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I choose to believe You! I pray that when my mind brings a doubtful thought, I will believe my beliefs and not my doubts. I know it’s not a sin to doubt, but when a doubt comes, illuminate my mind to think clearly and logically, thinking Your thoughts after You! In Your Name I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

We met a wonderful lady named Amelia on one of our trips to Israel. We get to know so many precious people as we live together for two whole weeks. Amelia was driven out of a communist eastern European country, her family scattered, and her home confiscated by the state. She ended up in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, where she established a private hospital, through God-given business skills and her nursing profession. After the fall of communism in her homeland, she returned and knocked on the door of her home. The lady, who with her family was living in Amelia’s home, was filled with fear as she saw Amelia at the door. Homes under the new government were being restored to their rightful owners. Amelia immediately began to share the love of Christ and said, “Don’t worry, the house is yours, I’m not going to take it back. God has blessed me greatly in my new homeland of Canada.” Amelia is now 95, and while she no longer has her small hospital, she lives a blessed life!

Yours for trusting God in the good as well as the bad,

David

12 thoughts on “Wednesday, August 25, 2021

  1. Amen,Ladies.Jesus always taught repentance and in death He spoke forgiveness.In grief survivors will sometimes blame themselves when the devil gives them the “if” word.(He wants to keep them trapped in their sorrow.)This was written for them.Blessings
    Forgiveness

    Forgiveness is a gift we receive,
    And freely we must give it too,
    To prove to Him we do believe,
    Forgiveness also works for you.

    When Judas stabed His back,
    He did not turn to attack;
    For it was not a setback,
    When Satan caused this man to crack.

    When you forgive it then returns,
    For your heart is then lightened
    While given the freedom it yearns
    And your mind is then enlightened.

    Let His healing hand touch your soul,
    Then may His love render you whole,
    For Satan will try to collect a toll
    If faith is weak you give control

    But someone you may overlook
    Is one you may be least kind to;
    For mistaken paths that you took;
    The one you forgive must be you.
    GW (Bill) Marshall/2012

  2. Indeed, we trust You Lord, in the good and the bad. We are ever grateful for all the blessings You have bestowed upon us in this lifetime and pray our testimonies continue to touch others when we are gone. For lo, You are with us always, even to the end of the age. Wishing all saints a blessed day.

    And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” Isaiah 6:3 ESV

    Thy Will Be Done, Hillary Scott, with lyrics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCR_Fa8YV2U

  3. Amen to the comments above
    Thank you Beverly k for the song
    And thank you William for the poem blessings to all today amen
    Oh thank you 100 Huntley Street hosts for hosting the special week of programming
    Journey into 100 Huntley Street
    Norma Jean mains co-founder of 100 country Street crossroads is a guest today
    She’s been on many time
    Blessings to all this day amen ✝️♥️

  4. Job is really sorrowing & when we hear today’s news, we can feel pretty much the same for people, especially in Afghanistan. Heartbreaking. I did see a great posting by the Nazarene Fund that raised 28 million dollars which has arranged for 20 757 planes to pick up Christians and others to get them out of that country. I pray that the Lord will open doors safely for them. Blessings all.

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