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For in Him we live, and move, and have our being. (Acts 17:28)

We all undergo difficult circumstances in our lives.  The way we take it highly depends with us. it not a choice only. But it’s more. It’s a desire. A deep down desire that longs, that craves, that chooses to trust God and to find our hope in Him, while we’re in the waiting room with Him–no matter what the outcome. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28- If you are a believer know that Our God is sovereign. That means there’s no such thing as luck. Anything that happens to you, good or bad, must pass through His fingers first. There are no accidents with God. For in Him we live, and move, and have our being. I like the story of the cowboy who applied for health insurance. The agent routinely asked him,

‘Have you ever had any accidents?’

The cowboy replied, ‘Well no, I’ve not had any accidents. I was bitten by a rattlesnake once, and a horse did kick me in the ribs. That laid me up for a while, but I haven’t had any accidents.’

The agent said, ‘Wait a minute. I’m confused. A rattlesnake bit you, and a horse kicked you, Weren’t those accidents?’ ‘

No, they did that on purpose.” the cowboy replied.

God’s sovereignty is his complete and absolute rule, control, and power over all things. God has decreed all that has ever happened and ever will happen and ultimately brings about all things he has purposed.

And he has a perfect timing for everything he does. God has a perfect plan and there are no accidents with him. The family you were born into was no accident. The country you live in, the language you speak, the friends you have, your weaknesses, mistakes you have made, poor decisions—none of them are accidents to God. Failures with your spouse and children, things you wish you had done differently, painful experiences—none of them are accidents to God. Isaiah 46:9–10

Been bitten by a rattlesnake or kicked by a horse? Remember, there are no accidents with God.

Find God in your personal struggles, tragedies or disappointments. Trials are nothing . . . but God is everything. Sorrow burns up a great amount of shallowness. It is trough tragedies that we enlarge opportunities to show God’s amazing grace and power.

You will never have an empathetic heart that can help bring others through their difficulties in your comfort zone. “Some of us will never be moved by mere light but God will use heat to move us away from our comfort zone. But he will ensure that they we arenot burnt nor will we smell smoke on ourclothes!”

Find God in the loss of a loved one .Even though God doesn’t cause bad things to happen to us, He is able to use all circumstances – no matter how bad – for our good if we allow him. The same power of God that raised Jesus from the dead is capable of healing our physical, emotional and relational wounds. And often in his infinite wisdom, God uses us to bring comfort, guidance and healing to others who are going through the same bad circumstances we experienced. Romans 8:28 -In all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Departure of our son to our Heavenly Father has deepened my heart hunger for God and has created a new humble dependence on Him and strengthen my relationship with HIM. Suddenly I have a hope-filled longing for my real home in heaven. I have a reevaluation of what is truly important in life, I have an opportunity to bring comfort and healing to others who have experienced grief as well, I know how it feels to comfort one mourning and am glad you are here today as we unit others who are in the situation like ours. I thank God that our positive healing will draw someone to God.

Find God in your job loss. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).  Losing your job creates a new opportunity to discover God’s plans for your future, gives youFreedom to try a new vocation and a chance to pursue a long-time dream.

This is great news. Not because you will land that dream job, but because you will discover God’s will for your life, and by doing so you will sense genuine fulfillment as He fulfills His plans through you.

Find God in a fatal accident.There is no such thing as pointless pain in the life of the child of God. I have heard great stories of how people have found revaluation of their lives and found a purpose as to why there alive after experiencing a fatal accidents.  Many have written books of their encounter with God and have been an encouragement to both believers and non-believers. God never wastes suffering, not a scrap of it. He redeems all of it for His glory and our blessing.

Even serious injuries can purify our hearts if we let God do His work.

Find God in Marriage Difficulties. Conflict can be positive, not always negative marriage. It can simply mean there’s more growth potential in your marriage–lots of God’s grace still to experience. Grace has many definitions. One of grace’s definitions to me is room to grow. God gives us much room to grow.

You can only find marriage fitness in prayers because it is a blessing by itself.

It is brokenness where you find empathy for others. It allows us to minister comfort to others who suffer.Successfully working through (and even sometimes failing at) can open up areas of tenderness and ministry and offer hope to others in similar situations.

Find God in rebellious kids. It is also true that God has made children who and what they are. He loves them so whatever is happening to them you have to take it to God.  Be on your knees for your children this will bring humble dependence on God.

You learn to depend on the God of impossible when your children become rebellious. George Muller once said, “Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends.”

You will learn to teach your children who God is. Teaching children in God’s Word is crucial for all children, who must understand who God is and how to best serve Him. With the strong-willed child, understanding what motivates him—the desire for control—will go a long way to helping him find his “way.” The rebellious child is one who must understand that he is not in charge of the world—God is—and that he simply must do things God’s way.

Comforting thought for the week

When in pain and suffering we will not know or even understand why all these things are happening to us but our omniscient God does. And He wants to give you hope. (Jeremiah 29:11,). “to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” And the good He desires may differ from your definition. But it will ultimately be good and bring good.

Healing takes time, but bad can be good if we will ultimately trust God to “work all things together.” It’s not time, but God believe that God will bring the good–and the hope–He has planned all along.

Our prayer for you.

Lord Jesus, disaster, disappointment, and discouragement stalk our lives, our nation, and our world daily. Things are changing and moving toward your promised ending. No one knows when or exactly how, but our eyes are on You, and You alone. Help us not to become so earthbound that we forget why we’re here in the first place: to bring glory and honor to You.  We don’t ask for easy paths or painless lives. But grant us wisdom, Lord, to understand with heaven’s eyes, the greater purpose of everything that happens to us–knowing that You will bring good out of every impossible situation when we look to You.  You not only have plans to bring us hope; You are our only hope. We trust in you our Lord and Jesus Christ. Amen.