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Trusting God Anyhow…

December 16, 2011

There is never a shortage of opportunities to demonstrate trust in our God and Savior.  It seems God delights in orchestrating our lives in such a way as to remind us of our need for and dependence upon him.  This is particular true around the holiday season.  Disappointments and loss seem to abound at times like these.  Last night at bible study I was reminded that tragedy and loss do not take breaks during the holidays.  And thus, when we find ourselves emotionally, physically, and spiritually stretched and drained at this time of the year, let us remember that the one constant in it all is our God and Savior.  Unless he has abdicated his throne, we still have hope.  In fact, as we remember the birth of Jesus Christ, it should be a reminder that no matter how dark and even despairing our times may be, God is going to break through with the light of his Word and remind us that his purposes and pleasures for our lives have not been thwarted and he will have the final say.

Loss, disappointment, and even tragedy is common to us all, even at the holiday season.  But let us not forget that the coming of the Christ child in the world was God saying He is still in control and is yet ruling and reigning in this world and in our lives.  Therefore it can be well with our souls.

We may not think of it as such, but last night I was reminded of Habakkuk 3:17-19 and what a great Advent Season passage of Scripture it is.  It sounds the theme of Christmas:  We can trust God anyhow!

Though the fig tree should not blossom,
   nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
   and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
   and there be no herd in the stalls,
 yet I will rejoice in the LORD;
    I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
GOD, the Lord, is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the deer’s;
   he makes me tread on my high places.

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  1. anointedplace permalink
    December 20, 2011 6:01 pm

    Amen, We all at times fail in trusting God as have a tendency to put more faith in our own abilities. As you know the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a cornerstone in that trust. As long as we think that we can fix our lives, salvation means nothing to us. I have found that Jesus’ finished work on the cross fuels my trust. The cross displays God’s faithfulness.

    Pastor please continue the work God has purposed for you.

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