Thursday, January 18, 2018

Where Will You Be Found?



Bad news. 

Jobb loss.

Divorce.

Diagnosis.

Things we would rather not talk about and definitely would rather not experience, but they are a part of life.

What you do when they happen is key.

Do you hide?

Retreat?

Get angry?

Retaliate?

What if you nestled into Him?

What if you could only be found in Him?

What if others were looking to you and found Him because that's where they found you?

If you say you follow Christ, people are watching, even in the church. They want to know, do you believe what you say you believe? Is your God gonna catch you this time? Is your God good now?

The older I get the more I realize how little it matters what happens to us, it's what we do with it that counts.

Nobody wants bad news, but we have Good News.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Nobody wants to lose a job, but we have hope.
Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. Psalm 34:5
Nobody gets married planning to divorce, but we have redemption.
For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. Isaiah 54:5
Nobody wants to be sick, but we have strength.
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? Psalm 18:14
Seems easier said than done, I know, but it's a discipline, a lifestyle if you will. If you practice being in His presence a little every day, when those hard times come you will naturally default to your hiding place, your safe refuge, your Father's arms and there in that secret place is where you will be found. Not only by men but by Him.

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