Lisa's Reflections

May 26, 2010

God, Why did You let this happen?

Filed under: General — roses2remember @ 4:18 pm

Is that a question you ask God?  Why do we blame God for bad things that happen?  You hear people say that it must be God’s will when someone dies or when devastation occurs.  Is that really true?  Is it really God’s will?

In John 10:10 Jesus says, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”   It seems to me that God is not the one responsible for many of the things we give Him credit for – especially sickness and death.  It is the thief – Satan – who wants to steal the life God wants us to live and enjoy to the full.

Why is this so important?  If we feel God is responsible for the evil that happens to us, how can we truly love Him and trust Him?  Can we love the Lord with our whole heart, mind and soul when we think He may strike us with disease to teach us a lesson? When things go wrong, it is God who makes all things turn around and work together for our good. Romans 8:28

James 1:17 says, “”Every good and perfect gift is from above, it comes down from the Father”.  Everything that God does is good.  When Jesus was on the earth, He healed everyone who came to Him.  He didn’t say that someone had to remain in their infirmity in order to glorify God.  He healed them so that God would be glorified.

Since Jesus bore all of our sins on the cross, we can now come boldly before the throne of grace and have complete access to the presence of God and experience His love.  The Bible says, “No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly”.

I pray that God would reveal the depth of His love to you so you can fully trust Him.

God is faithful to His promises!

May 21, 2010

Hello world!

Filed under: General — roses2remember @ 8:07 pm

I am excited to be entering a new area of walking out God’s plan for my life.  By adding this blog I hope to bring forth words of hope and encouragement to those He puts me in contact with. 

Feel free to check back often as I share what God is putting on my heart.

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