Monday, May 2, 2011

There are no conincidences...

I find it no coincidence that God revealed this message to me today.  Today I read Habakkuk.  Habakkuk was a man who wanted answers.  He wanted to know why the World was evil and why evil people 'seemed' to keep winning.  Now get this--he (Habakkuk) boldly and confidently took his complaints directly to God! One may say, really, he complained to God?? Yep! And guess what....GOD ANSWERED!  Many times to us, it does seem as though the wicked are winning.  Most recent comparison--Osama Bin Laden.  He did unthinkable things and went unpunished for so long...but God answered!  Eventually the wicked WILL be judged, and righteousness will prevail.  AMEN!  Judgment may not come quickly (10+ years for Osama's judgement) but it will come!

You can take your concerns to God, He will listen.  You should listen to God's answers and rejoice that He is at work in the World and in your life.

Many Americans have spent the last several years crying out to God just as Habakkuk did:

How long, O Lord, must I call for help?
But you do not listen!
"Violence is everywhere!" I cry,
but you do not come to save.
Must I forever see these evil deeds?
Why must I watch all this misery?
Wherever I look,
I see destruction and violence.
I am surrounded by people
who love to argue and fight.
The law has become paralyzed,
and there is not justice in the courts.
The wicked far outnumber the righteous,
so that justice has become perverted.
Habakkuk 1:1-4

I mean seriously...While I was reading this this morning I was like, really???? Holy cow!!! It's ALL so true!  Then the Lord replies:

"Look around at the nations;
look and be amazed!"
For I am doing something in your own day,
something you wouldn't believe
even if someone told you about it.
Habakkuk 1:5

Habakkuk complained a second time:

But you are pure and cannot stand the sight of evil.
Habakkuk 1: 13

Sometimes when we don't get immediate answers from God we often times become discouraged or angry.  I am sure many of us have been angry that Osama killed many and was never found, but Jesus says:

"Write my answer plainly on tablets...
This vision is for the future time.
It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
for it will surely take place
It will not be delayed.
Habakkuk 2:2-3

Again, we need to remember God is in control and hates sin even more than we do. Punishment for sin WILL come!  We need to trust God even when we don't understand why events occur as they do.

There will be times as Christians that we will live through difficult times and see no signs of hope, but it is then that we must trust by faith not by sight.

As the Scripture say, "It is through faith that a righteous person has life."
Romans 1:17 and Galatians 3:11

Pray in faith that judgement will come in due time.  It never seems to be our timing, but our Lord has perfect timing.  We need to realize that God is doing right, even when we don't understand why he works as he does.  Evil will not be victorious forever! God is in control; we must patiently wait for him to act.

God will give His followers strength and confidence in difficult times, and at the right time He will rid the World of evil.  While we wait we need to stand firm, have faith that God will give us the confidence we need to get through it.

Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and watch the Lord rescue you today.  The Lord himself will fight for you.  Just stay calm.
Exodus 14:13-14

What reassurance! He will fight for me! He loves me so much that he will fight for me.  When you make an emergency phone call the operator will say, "stay calm" and many people listen because they hear their voice and know help is on the way.  As Christians, we must do the same thing, stay calm and KNOW help IS on the way! 

We may not be able to see what God is doing and we may not see what all he will do, but we can be assured he will do what is right.

I hope you have been blessed by this message.  Don't be scared! Know our God is bigger and knows all things.  Help is on the way...We can NOT simply live each day in fear of what will happen (I'm not saying don't be cautious or not to care) I'm just saying be prayerful.  Our God is mighty and has a bigger and better plan than us!

*Continue to pray for our Country as many fear what's in faith!

My God IS in control! In Jesus name, Amen!
Be blessed!

1 comment:

  1. a great reminder for today that the bible is always relevant. : )