Sunday, August 25, 2019

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

5 thoughts on “Sunday, August 25, 2019

  1. WOW! God bless Amelia, and God bless you William and Ger, always enjoy reading your posts,
    if you have time please pray for a financial breakthrough for me, I read or hear about people winning millions in the Lotteries, I try not to be jealous and I pray the Lord will bless me with financial breakthrough……
    pray for our Prime Minister Trudeau and President Trump, both these men are very talented and it is more important than ever that the Holy Spirit would enter both their hearts and bring forth harmony…..
    In Jesus Name we Pray amen

  2. Thank You we can lean on you and not on our own understanding; God You are so amazing!

    Enjoyed the story about Amelia

    I pray the Lord gives you the desires of your in a miraculous way; thank you Jesus, Amen!

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