September 30, 2005
If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace…
The Old Spanish proverb says, “There’s not a home without its hush.” Have you noticed that troubles often come all at once and unexpectedly? Seemingly out of nowhere, all hell breaks loose. One day the sun is shining and the next, the clouds and thunder are rolling in, the lightning flashes, and it starts to pour.
By that time, we’re in the middle of a crisis and things are looking ugly. A business crashes. A marriage collapses. A child rebels. A loved one dies. Someone close to you is diagnosed with cancer. Your wife miscarries. Your husband leaves.
The big question is: when all hell breaks loose, is your God still worthy of your worship? Is He still sufficient, righteous, and in control? In the Bible, there was a man named Job who obeyed and served God just because he loved Him. And in return, the Lord blessed him. Job worshipped God despite the crisis and indescribable pain he suffered.
If you and I are going to survive when life plays hardball, we need to know the trustworthiness of God. The perseverance of Job is wonderful, but more wonderful is the patience of God as He works with us and moves through us. Whatever trials come your way, stand ready and prepared for the storm, trust completely in the Lord, and worship Him the whole way through.
“WHEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND AND YOU CAN’T SEE HIS PLAN; WHEN YOU CAN’T TRACE GOD’S HAND, TRUST HIS HEART.” –CHARLES SPURGEON